Don’t let Halloween scare you.
Safe trick or treating
- Stay in areas that are lit with street lights – take a torch with you just in case.
- Always go trick or treating with an adult.
- Always look carefully before crossing the road, even if you’re part of a group.
- Don’t enter any house, stay on the doorstep.
- Stay with your friends – don’t split into smaller groups unless an adult goes with you.
- Don’t talk to strangers on the street.
- Only go to houses where you or your friends know the residents.
- Agree with parents or guardians which houses you will visit and what time you’ll be home.
Dressing up safely
- Consider using face paint instead of masks, which can obstruct vision when crossing roads.
- Be visible – perhaps add reflective tape to costumes.
Considering other people
- Don’t knock on doors where there is a sign saying ‘no trick or treat here’.
- Even when made of plastic and cardboard, fake knives, swords and other accessories can scare people.
- Although Halloween is supposed to be spooky, be careful not to frighten or annoy elderly people.
If you do not want to be disturbed by trick or treaters please download a poster from the bottom of this page and display it in a prominent position by your front door.
For more personal safety tips visit the Suzy Lamplugh Trust website athttp://www.suzylamplugh.org