Parental leave for sick kids

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27/10/2008 at 21:11
er what is the legal age a child can be left home alone? is it 14 or is it 16 - not that this means any thing to employers but if he were too young to be legally left to fend for himself then you do have a bit of an argument surely?
27/10/2008 at 21:18
i am not sure there is one - i think it is an urban myth
27/10/2008 at 21:20

? im sure there is - otherwise how would people who get prosecuted for leaving kids alone be charged? suspect is it is probably 13 or 14 tho ?

27/10/2008 at 21:22

there is no legal age . . .

it's down to how vulnerable they are

27/10/2008 at 21:29
doG really !  i get the point about different levels of maturity but even so .... a very mature and sensible 9 year old could just be left alone everyday of the summer holidays under that description which doesnt sound a good idea
27/10/2008 at 21:34

i was, and as the oldest was in charge of 2 of my younger siblings too - and my dad was a social worker in child protection, and therefore presumably aware of the law
not something i would ever do to my kids

JPenno    pirate
28/10/2008 at 10:55
Mr P - you have mail

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