Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tracy Dean: "11 or 12, but It All Depends on the Child!" TOP COMMENT

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Tracy Dean: "11 or 12, but It All Depends on the Child!" TOP COMMENT

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David Gray: "I was 9/10 when I was being left alone."

Liz Turnbull: "I used to be in house from school til 6pm from age seven but the neighbours used to make my tea and bring it in for me. By the age of 10 I was baby-sitting my baby cousin and I left home and got job and flat at 15. I leave my nine-year-old for short periods, maybe between 10-30 minutes, and he's always fine."

Gemma Sidney: "My 12-year-old is left for very short periods of time, like on the days his school finishes early. He gets home just as I leave to pick the younger ones up and I leave him for the 30mins I'm out. Today, he isn't too well so I've left him while I nipped to the chemist and the shop so he didn't get soaked, Both of which are in our street and I was gone 10mins max. …

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