Home Alone Safe: This an an interactive course that is designed for youth who may be at home for short periods of time. Participants will leave with more confidence and preparedness.
Learn the following skills:
- How to deal with phone calls and visitors
- Recognize hazards and follow home safety procedures
- First aid basics
- healthy snack choicesCreating a safe environment
- fire safety
- how and when to call 911
Children must be 10 years of age to enrol in the Home Alone program.
What age does a child have to be before they can be left at home alone?
Alberta currently has no law that specifies at what age children can be left alone. When considering leaving a child unsupervised, age and maturity are important factors in assessing whether care and supervision is adequate. Many Albertans expect families to arrange care or supervision for children left alone under the age of 12.
If a child is in an unsafe situation, a child intervention worker has the ability to investigate and support the parents to take action to ensure the child is protected. If you believe a child is unsafe, refer the matter to your local Child and Family Services Authority or to the Child Abuse Hotline (1-800-387-5437).
*Enable children to be safe at home in unforeseen circumstances or for short periods of time. If your child has shown any apprehension in the past about being left home alone then other alternatives may want to be sought.
However, safety, knowledge and training can often provide your child with the right tools to feel more confident. If you are thinking that your child is ready to be at home alone ask yourself a few questions such as:
Have you asked your child about how they feel about being home alone?
Does your child know their name, address and phone number?
Have you reviewed the steps with your child on how to call 911?
Do you live in a low crime neighbourhood?
Does you child know how to call you while you are away?
Does your child follow house safety rules?
Contact Bullseye Safety:
Krystal or Jonathan Wieler
Downtown Red Deer, 4734 50th St.
Competitive Rates with Quality Training.
Training at our place or yours.
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