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at what age can a child stay overnight alone in delaware

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at what age can a child stay overnight alone in delaware
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Family Law
Expert:  lwpat replied 4 years ago.
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There is no set age by statute. Each case would be evaluated on the particular circumstances. For example, is there an adult that is checking on the child or immediately available, such as a neighbor. If something should happen, the parent is opening themselves up to a charge of child endangerment by child protective services. Generally a child under 10 is not old enough to stay by themselves and a child over 12 may be and a child over 14 is old enough. However, there are no statutes that set out these certain ages.
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