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

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services: https://www.hhs.gov/answers/programs-for-families-and-children/at-what-age-can-a-child-be-home-alone/index.html

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SOURCE: Connecticut Department of Children and Families; U.S. Department of Health & Human Services; KidsHealth
PREPARED BY: 211/mm
CONTENT LAST REVIEWED: October2018