What Is the Legal Age to Stay Home Alone Overnight?

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According to the site direct.gov children below the age of 16 should not be left alone overnight. However, there is no legal age limit for leaving a child on their own though it is an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk.
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I think that is more of a judgment call on your part, but over twelve I believe is a good guideline (if your child is mature)
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Only Maryland and Illinois have specific laws stipulating the age
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As far as I know, MN doesn't have a legal age law. However, these are guidelines where an investigation is done. That should give you some idea. 1. Reports of children 7 and under
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In today's busy and expensive society, it is not unusual for both parents in a household to work. Parents are often faced with the dilemma of leaving children alone for some part
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