Home alone (NSPCC)

Helpful advice and information for parents and carers about leaving a child home alone, including:

  • Is it legal to leave a child home alone?
  • What age can a child be left home alone?
  • Checking your child feels safe home alone
  • Tips to keep your child safe home alone
  • Leaving a child alone with siblings
  • Finding the right babysitter for you

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