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Leaving your child home alone

Our advice can help you decide whether your child is ready to be left home alone and can keep them safe when you aren't there.

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Everything we do protects children today and prevents abuse tomorrow, to transform society for every childhood.

That’s why we’re here and that’s what drives all of our work. But it’s only possible with your support.

How we're supporting children

On average, a child contacts Childline every 25 seconds.
Mental or emotional health was the top concern for young people contacting Childline in 2020/21.
47% of contacts answered by the NSPCC helpline resulted in a referral.