At home

There may be times when you are in the house by yourself, so remember: These top tips can help you to keep safe in your house:

  • Lock the door behind you and put the keys somewhere safe rather than leaving them in the door.
  • If someone does knock on the door, ask who it is before opening it. Ask for identification cards from anyone claiming to be from a company.
  • Don't tell anyone who phones or comes to the door that you are by yourself. If necessary, say that an adult is in the shower or asleep upstairs.
  • Don't give your name or number when answering the phone.
  • Keep emergency numbers handy, just in case you need them.

Home alone: signed for the deaf or hard of hearing

Stephanie Hill explains how to stay safe when you are at home alone

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