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In the state of Illinois, the legal age to leave a child home alone is 14. Illinois is one of only 13 states that have a latch key law on the books.

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There is no legal age limit for leaving a child on their own, but it is an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk


The legal age a child can be left home alone in Illinois is 14 years old. A child who is this age can babysit other children and siblings as well.


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What is the legal age in ohio to leave a child home alone overnight?


Only two states have legislated a specific age to leave a child home alone, Illinois and Maryland. Generally speaking, the child must be safe, must feel safe, and know how to take care of themselves in an emergency.


In Ontario, Canada it is not legal to leave a young child home alone overnight. After the age of 16, a child can be left alone over night.


In the state of Illinois, the legal age to stay home alone is age fourteen. Any parent that has a child under the age of fourteen who is left home alone will be charged with abandonment.


Only two states have legislated a specific age to leave a child home alone, Illinois and Maryland. Generally speaking, the child must be safe, must feel safe, and know how to take care of themselves in an emergency.




The legal age for a child to stay home alone in North Dakota is 9 years and up (it is unlawful for leave a child under the age of 9 alone.)


Legal Age The age at which a child can be left at home alone is only legislated in two states, Maryland and Illinois. The legal check is whether or not the child is safe and has the ability to take care of themselves. Most authorities agree...


I heard recently that the legal age to leave a child alone in Nova Scotia, Canada is age 10.


Only two states have legislated a specific age to leave a child home alone, Illinois and Maryland. Generally speaking, the child must be safe, must feel safe, and know how to take care of themselves in an emergency.


no age you can do it any time but its not recommended


The legal age in California to leave a child home is 9 years old. There is no legal age set for leaving a child home in California, but there are guidelines. The legal status of leaving a child home alone all determines whether there are any disturbances within the neighborhood as a result of the child being left home alone. This means that the child must be both responsible and trustworthy in order to be named LEGAL.


Only two states have legislated a specific age to leave a child home alone, Illinois and Maryland. Generally speaking, the child must be safe, must feel safe, and know how to take care of themselves in an emergency. Most places believe that 12 or 13 is okay to leave home alone for a couple of hours during daylight hours.


in Canada it is legal to leave a 10 year old alone and a 12 year old is the age you have to be to babysit a younger person


There is no legislation on the age to leave a child alone. But there are laws about endangerment and welfare.


It depends on the child's age, but i think you can start leaving the alone at age 11.



Type your answer here... no legistlated age as long as child mature enough


There are no legal laws about the age a child may be left alone but a child who is left alone too young could leave the parent liable for negligence or child abuse. A general rule of thumb would be if the child can cook for him/herself or call emergency services.


The age at which a child can be left at home alone is only legislated in two states, Maryland and Illinois. 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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