Is my child ready to go out alone?

Last updated: 17 Oct 2015 Topics: Duty of care

This NSPCC leaflet offers advice and practical tips to parents on judging if a child is ready to be out on their own.

It includes information on preparing children for different situations such as walking to and from school by themselves, attending sports or holiday clubs, or going out to play with friends.

Author: NSPCC
Published: 2015


Download Out alone: is my child ready to go out alone? on the NSPCC website

Further information for parents

For more about when your child's old enough to be out on their own, and how to teach them to keep safe while they're away, see the NSPCC's Staying safe away from home page.