WHEN CAN YOUR CHILD STAY HOME ALONE?

There is no law in Connecticut regulating the age at which a child may be left home alone. The decision is a judgment call on the part of parents.

For guidance go to:
http://www.ct.gov/dcf/cwp/view.asp?a=4106&Q=480780

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

KidsHealth: http://kidshealth.org/parent/firstaid_safe/home/home_alone.html

Child Welfare Information Gateway: http://www.childwelfare.gov/pubs/factsheets/homealone.cfm

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SOURCE: Connecticut  Department of Children and Families
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CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2013