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What is the legal age for a child to stay home alone in California?

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There is no law in California that specifies the age.

The age at which a child can be left at home alone is only legislated in two states and California is not one of them. The legal check is whether or not the child is safe and has the ability to take care of themselves. Most authorities agree that leaving a 12 year old alone at home for an hour or two is acceptable, but they should not be responsible for other children.

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