We don’t want to be the Fun police, but whilst Halloween can be fun for many, there are some that find it scary, particularly those that are elderly or vulnerable.
To avoid causing distress to others, please follow the below advice:
• Respect signs asking you not to trick or treat at someone’s home. If a home isn’t decorated, don’t knock, unless pre arranged.
• Adults should always accompany children when trick or treating
• Young people should never go trick or treating alone.
• Plan your route before leaving home.
• Do not knock on the doors of strangers – only go to people you know.
• Never go inside a stranger’s home.
• Always keep to well-lit areas. Wear bright clothing and always carry a torch.
• Unless pre-arranged, do not visit elderly or vulnerable members of the community.
• Don’t play pranks that may damage property (including throwing eggs or flour) – it is classed as a criminal offence and you could be arrested.
• Respect signs asking you not to trick or treat at someone’s home. If a home isn’t decorated, don’t knock, unless pre-arranged.
To download the poster and for advice on having a safe Halloween night, please visit: https://orlo.uk/qI57E