Childhood vulnerability in numbers

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Latest data on the overall levels of vulnerability and need among children and young people in England.

Children who have been emotionally abused

3 Statistics


  • Children experiencing emotional abuse from a parent or guardian

    Children who have been emotionally abused
  • 561,128

    Children experiencing emotional abuse from a parent or guardian

    Children who have been emotionally abused
  • 94,660

    Children who have experienced emotional abuse according to their Child in Need assessment

    Children who have been emotionally abused

Other groups in this category


  • Children who are victims of crime (other than abuse)

    391,000
    Children who have been victims of crime
    +9 Other statistics View data
  • Children who have been neglected

    Children experiencing parental neglect
    +2 Other statistics View data
  • Children who have been physically abused

    Children who are victims of severe physical maltreatment (2016)
    +2 Other statistics View data
  • Children who have been severely mistreated by a parent or guardian

    Children who are victims of severe maltreatment by a parent or guardian (2016)
    +3 Other statistics View data
  • Children who have been sexually abused/exploited

    Children who were the subject of a child protection plan by initial category of sexual abuse (2017, GOR areas)
    +17 Other statistics View data
  • Children who have been trafficked

    Child in Need episodes with "trafficking" factor identified at the end of assessment
    +4 Other statistics View data
  • Children who have been victims of female genital mutilation

    Child in Need episodes with "female genital mutilation" factor identified at the end of assessment
    +1 Other statistic View data