In the home
Asking for more independence is an important part of growing up - but every child is different and matures differently. We have lots of advice to help you keep them safe at home.
Staying home alone
There's no legal age a child can be left alone because every child is different. We have advice to help you decide if they're ready - and how to find childcare if they aren't.
Sharing a bedroom
We know it's not possible for every child to have their own room - at home or on holiday. We have advice about sharing, and what you can do to help keep them safe and happy.
Keeping children safe
Away from home
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