Home alone during the summer holidays?

The NSPCC has released figures from its helpline looking at calls from people worried that young children had been left at home unsupervised by a parent or carer during the summer holidays. Figures show that 849 referrals were made to the police during August 2017 by the helpline, a third of which were for children aged 5 or under.

The NSPCC website includes tips and a tool to help parents and carers decide whether or not to leave their on their own for the first time this summer.

Further information, including a guide, can be found at  www.nspcc.org.uk/parent-guide-home-alone  or take a look at the NSPCC tool: Is my child ready to be left home alone? at home-alone.nspcc.org.uk

Q&A

Got a question?

Use our quick Q+A to find commonly asked quesitons.

Can’t find what you are looking for?

View our resources page

Latest News and Training & Events

We try to keep our newsfeed as up to date as possible and feature items of interest to practitioners and volunteers across our partnerships

News

Dec

04

The Manchester Safeguarding Children Board (MSCB) and the Manchester Safeguardi ...

Dec

04

The Manchester Safeguarding Adults Board (MSAB) and the Manchester Safeguarding ...

Training

Dec

03

We need to talk about suicide: helping everyone to feel more confident to talk a...

Nov

19

Date: Thursday 22nd November 2018        Time:  2 - 3 pm (registration fr...

Partners

GMMH_Logo
GMFRS logo
nwas logo
CPS logo
Christie logo
Cafcass logo
GMSP logo
hw_manchester logo
Macc logo
PAHT logo
MFT logo
mhcc logo
NHS England logo
CRC logo
NPS logo
GMP logo
Barnardo's logo
MCC logo
Manchester Safeguarding Boards