This guide provides practical tips and advice to help parents and carers decide what is best for their child when it comes to staying home alone or going out alone.
It covers some of the risks parents should consider before making a decision, such as how their child feels about the idea and who they should contact in an emergency.
There is also a checklist for parents and children to work through together to help them prepare for different types of scenarios. This includes questions about what to do if there is an accident at home or they are approached by a stranger outside.
The NSPCC website provides online advice, recommendations and resources to share or use with the parents and carers you are working with. Topics include:
These resources have been produced with the support of Blakemore Retail.
We have a variety of leaflets and resources which you can share with parents and carers to provide useful information and help make conversations about keeping their child safe easier.
Guidance on how to prepare for having difficult conversations with children and young people and what you need to keep in mind when discussing sensitive topics.
The NSPCC Library and Information Service helps professionals access the latest child protection research, policy and practice resources and can answers your safeguarding questions and enquiries.