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NSPCC - Is my child ready to be left alone?

As your child gets older, they’ll often want to have a little more independence. But how can you make sure they’re safe when they’re not with you?

At some point, every parent will have to spend some time away from their child. Work, appointments and family commitments can mean that there are lots of places you have to be. You may even need to take a break and grab some ‘me’ time.

The Home Alone guide can help you decide what’s best for your child, prepare them for being home alone, and make sure they’re safe.