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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

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

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What is the legal age you can stay home by yourself in Oregon?

In the state of Oregon, a child can legally stay home alone when they are 10 years old. It is not recommended however that a child be left home alone until they are least age 12.


What is the legal age to babysit in Connecticut?

My child is ten years old. Can I leave her alone to baby-sit for her younger siblings or is that against the law?Connecticut law does not specify at what age a child may be left home alone. When deciding whether or not to leave a child home alone, a parent should consider the child's age. Many experts believe that a children should be at least 12 years of age before they are allowed to stay home alone. Experts also believe that children should be over the age of 15 before caring for a younger sibling.Additionally, parents should consider other factor's when deciding if their child is ready to stay at home alone. A child's maturity should be considered. Also, a child's ability to handle urgent situations should be reviewed. A parent should also take into account the environment in which the child will be alone, and the child's feelings about being alone.CT does specify and the Min. age to be home alone is 12. Min. age to watch a younger sibling is 15.


What are the home alone laws?

Your child supposedly has to be at least 8-9 years of age to stay at home alone for about 2-4 hours. If your child is 11 or older, she/he can babysit other children.


What does the law say about leaving children home alone in West Virginia?

Legally, a child cannot be left without adult supervision unless they are at least 12 years old. There are very few states in the U.S. with legal minimum ages for children home alone, but many state agencies have published guidelines. Georgia, Illiniois, Maryland and Oregon are a few of the states with specific ages mentioned in their laws.12 years of age appears to be the most common recommendation. Below in Related Links is an article entitled Home Alone Children Legal Age Limits state by state comparison with references.One guideline from a California child welfare representative suggests that 8 year olds and over can be left at home for a brief amount of time(such as just after school). The most common statement is that a child's maturity should be the determining factor and not just age.

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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.


What is legal age to leave child home alone?

12 years old I think.


What is the legal age in California to leave a child home?

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.


What is the legal age for a child to stay alone overnight in Ontario Canada?

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.


What is the legal age in New Jersey to leave a child home alone?

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