What is the impact of lateness and absence on pupils?
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/