What age can a child be left home alone?

A child who isn’t old enough or who doesn’t feel comfortable should never be left home alone. If this is the case, it’s best to look into childcare options that might work for your family. Read our advice on this below.There’s no legal age a child can be left home alone, but it’s against the law to leave a child alone if it puts them at risk1. Every child matures differently, so it would be almost impossible to have a “one size fits all” law.

https://www.nspcc.org.uk/keeping-children-safe/in-the-home/home-alone/

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