Q: What is the legal age a child can be left home alone in Missouri?
A: There really is no set age at which a child may be left unattended in Missouri. It all depends on the maturity level of the child, his or her ability to make decisions, the length of time left alone, etc. You basically just have to use your best judgment. Be careful, though, because if something bad happens while the child is left alone, the Children's Division could investigate for failure to supervise (a type of neglect), and/or criminal charges could be filed for endangering the welfare of a child.
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