Unsupervised Children

27th July 2022

Sutton Safeguarding Adults Board news item


Source: NSPCC 

Date: 27 July 2022

The NSPCC has published a news story around unsupervised children in the summer holidays. Findings include: the NSPCC helpline received 6,017 contacts in 2020/21 about children left at home without adult supervision, an increase of a fifth compared to 2019/20; and 60% of the 2020/21 contacts to the helpline were serious enough to pass on to the police or social services. The story includes guidance for parents and carers on making decisions about their child’s supervision needs.

Read the news story: NSPCC Helpline predicts rise in calls as children are left home alone during the school summer holidays