Not everyone enjoys or wants to take part in Halloween. If you know someone who would rather not have trick or treaters call at their home, you can download our 'no trick or treat' sign for their front door or window.
If you have young children:
never let them go trick or treating on their own
make sure they only visit people known to your family
If you have teenagers:
make sure they are not going to be using alcohol or play a trick on someone using flour or eggs
make it clear that if a 'no trick or treat' sign is displayed, they should leave straightaway
advise them to stay in a group and never go into the home of someone they don't know
make sure they know not to frighten people
fireworks can hurt and frighten people and animals – always follow the firework code
always supervise children around fireworks and never give sparklers to a child under 5.