As a parent, caring for your child is your number one priority. But sometimes you might have to spend time away from your child, whether it’s to go to work, go out for the evening or just to nip out to the shops.
There’s no legally set age at which it’s okay to leave your child at home alone. It depends on whether yours is mature enough to cope in an emergency and feels happy about being left alone. Children mature at different ages and every child is an individual.
Your children rely on you to protect them and you are responsible for making sure that they are happy and well looked after in your absence.