One size fits all rule will not work
A RECENT YouGov poll commissioned by The Times revealed that two thirds of parents want the government to set a minimum age limit below which to leave a child at home alone would constitute a criminal offence.
But is further legislation needed and what would it achieve?
Under legislation dating back to 1933, which is still regularly used, if a child left unsupervised is at risk of injury (but is actually unharmed), the person responsible for that child could face up to 10 years’ imprisonment by the Crown
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