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It is not illegal but it is unwise and if anything should happen the parent involved is likely to face potential care proceedings and potentially a charge of neglect

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https://www.nspcc.org.uk/preventing-abuse/keeping-children-safe/leaving-child-home-alone

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. If the parent has informed school that she has approved this arrangement and has been made aware of potential risks to her if something were to go wrong at home or en route from school, could there be any repercussions for the school?

No although I would expect the school to report this to Social Services as a potential safeguarding issue

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