Parental Advice and Support for Home
The NSPCC has a wealth of resources and leaflets to support you in making decisions for your child and keeping them safe in the home.
This guides provide practical tips and advice to help parents and carers decide what is best for their child.
Can I leave my child alone at home?
Home or out alone guide
This guide provides practical tips and advice to help parents and carers decide what is best for their child when it comes to staying home alone or going out alone.
It covers some of the risks parents should consider before making a decision, such as how their child feels about the idea and who they should contact in an emergency.
There is also a checklist for parents and children to work through together to help them prepare for different types of scenarios. This includes questions about what to do if there is an accident at home or they are approached by a stranger outside.