When Can Your Child Stay Home Alone?

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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:
https://portal.ct.gov/DCF/Families/Leaving-your-child-alone

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
PREPARED BY: 211/mm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2018