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Should a teenager be left to babysit a toddler? 9 years 4 months ago #7636

I read this article and was quite worried - We have left our 13 year old and 11 year old at home before while we go food shopping. So admittedly not with a toddler but it does beg the question - is this now not allowed?

Your comments would be welcome

[url:1rw0zw00] www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-12380329 [/url]

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Re: Should a teenager be left to babysit a toddler? 9 years 4 months ago #7638

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I would say that if the 13 year old is considered responsible, they know what to do in an emergency, and can contact you, then there is no problem. From the basic facts published in this case, it seems to be excessive - a police caution will continue to appear on her record if an extended CRB check is done.

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