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Vital to ensure children are safe at home and outside this summer

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Don't be tempted to leave children at home alone if they're not ready, says Emma Motherwell of the NSPCC

With the summer holidays just around the corner many parents and carers may be wondering what to do when their child starts their well-earned break and work continues for the adults.

The NSPCC and Blakemore Retail have teamed up to help parents solve the tricky question about whether they should leave their children at home safely or let them leave the house unsupervised.

Blakemore Retail, which runs 269 SPAR stores in England and Wales, is supporting the NSPCC’s ‘Home or Out Alone’ campaign, which is rolling out new resources to provide parents with helpful advice to help keep their children safe.

Between work, appointments and other family commitments, every parent will have to make decisions about whether to safely leave a child at home at some point.

And, as children get older, it’s natural for........

© Norwich Evening News

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