Home alone during the summer holidays?

The NSPCC has released figures from its helpline looking at calls from people worried that young children had been left at home unsupervised by a parent or carer during the summer holidays. Figures show that 849 referrals were made to the police during August 2017 by the helpline, a third of which were for children aged 5 or under.

The NSPCC website includes tips and a tool to help parents and carers decide whether or not to leave their on their own for the first time this summer.

Further information, including a guide, can be found at  www.nspcc.org.uk/parent-guide-home-alone  or take a look at the NSPCC tool: Is my child ready to be left home alone? at home-alone.nspcc.org.uk

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