What Is the Legal Age to Stay Home Alone?

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There is no specific age that is stated in the law for when a child can be left home alone but the law does advice that children under the age of 12 are still not mature and should not be left alone. It states that those under the age of 16 should not be left alone through the night. However one can be prosecuted for harm that may come to a child when left alone as it can be considered as neglect.
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There is no legal age limit in the United Kingdom for leaving a child on their own. However, it is an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk or danger. Moreover, parents are liable for prosecution if they leave a child unsupervised in a manner likely to cause unnecessary suffering or injury to health or their well being.
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