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Old 10-23-2007, 10:52 PM
 
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Exclamation child laws on being left alone

At what age can children be left alone in washington state.
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Old 10-23-2007, 11:34 PM
 
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School Aged Children Home Alone?


According to the above reference "Washington State does not have any laws or rules that say at what age a child can be left home alone. In general, children under 10 should not be left on their own, and babies and younger children should not be left alone even for a few minutes. Here are some questions to ask your self before you leave your child home alone..."






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Old 10-24-2007, 10:57 AM
 
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I'm not sure about Wa. state in particular but in others it's 12 yrs.
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Old 10-24-2007, 05:38 PM
 
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12 in Jersey.

Why do you ask?
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:50 PM
 
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A child of 13 can it babysit children under 10?
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Old 06-16-2011, 10:53 PM
 
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a 13 year child can it babysit a child 10 and under
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Old 06-17-2011, 03:10 PM
 
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I still don't believe that there are RCWs addressing it but here's a discussion on a blog that may shed some light on the subject:

West Seattle Blog... Legal Age To Babysit?
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