“Safe, Scary Fun”

Police are encouraging parents, caregivers and children to celebrate Halloween safely by following some simple safety tips. Kids going trick-or-treating should have an adult with them, should stay in well-lit areas and should never go into strangers’ homes. It’s important to only visit houses where you know the residents – and be careful not to frighten elderly or vulnerable people. You’ll find plenty of advice in our Halloween safety advice video, in which a group of Wellington schoolchildren share their ideas for a spooky but safe and fun Halloween. Householders can download and print posters from the Police website to put up on a window or front door – either ‘Trick or Treaters Welcome’ or ‘No Trick or Treaters Please’. And remember – you don’t have to answer the door. If there are any problems or incidents outside your house and you are concerned, you can ring police for advice or assistance.