At what age can children be left alone?
A mother-of-three has been given an official police caution for leaving her 14-year-old in charge of his three-year-old brother. What age is the right age?
Under Scottish law, a child must be deemed by the parents to be responsible.
At what age can you safely leave your child at home with no adult supervision? Can a child be over-supervised? How have you handled this issue in your family? Should there be a law specifying the age a child can be left alone?
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