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The law doesn’t say an age when you can leave a child on their own, but it’s an offence to leave a child alone if it places them at risk. https://www.gov.uk/law-on-leaving-your-child-home-alone
children under 12 are rarely mature enough to be left alone for a long period of time ‎- alf
children under 16 shouldn’t be left alone overnight ‎- alf
babies, toddlers and very young children should never be left alone ‎- alf