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West Midlands Police safety guidance - Halloween and Bonfire Night


As Halloween and Bonfire Night approaches, West Midlands Police would like to encourage you to talk to your child about staying safe and sensible during this time.



  • Stay visible at night by wearing fluorescent clothing or head torches
  • Supervise children with sparklers and at firework displays
  • Warn your children about stranger danger and only trick or treating in well-lit, known areas
  • It is illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to possess a firework, flare or smoke bomb.


You can download our free parents’ guide of safety tips here:


If you want to report something suspicious call 101 or 999 in an emergency. For more information about how West Midlands Police are helping keep you safe this Halloween,

search ‘WMP Darker Nights’.