NSPCC Guidance

NSPCC guidance around leaving children home alone

The guidance recommends that children under the age of 12 should not be left alone. The guidance states: “children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time, particularly a child with challenging behaviour.”

You can read the full guidance at https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/child-protection-system/england/legislation-policy-guidance/