What is the legal age for child to stay home alone? - minors

05/08/2007 - Minors - State: NY #4187

Full Question:

What is the legal age for a minor to stay alone after school in the home? Is their a statute that states this?

Answer:

We were unable to find a specific statute in New York that addresses the issue and one site reports that there is no legally mandated age as to when a child can be left alone in New York. This does not mean that a statute or other law does not exist for New York but we did not locate a statute

Other States do have laws addressing the subject and there are general guidelines that could apply for all States.



Please see the information at the following links:

http://www.nccic.org/poptopics/homealone.html
http://cbexpress.acf.hhs.gov/nonissart.cfm?issue_id=2000-09&disp_art=134&hlt=1

05/08/2007 - Category: Minors - State: NY #4187

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