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What is the Legal age a teenager can babysit in the uk?

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2014-08-23 02:17:33
2014-08-23 02:17:33

In the UK, there is no legal law that states a teenager of any age cannot babysit. However, for the most part, parents do not let children under 12 years of age babysit.

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