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 with self-reported emotional and mental health issues

5 Statistics


  • Children who have a diagnosable mental health issue at 11 years old

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues
  • Children who have a diagnosable mental health issue at 14 years old

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues
  • 920,000

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues (2016)

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues
  • 1,032,898

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues (2017)

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues
  • Children who have a diagnosable mental health issue at seven years old

    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues

Other groups in this category


  • Children receiving mental health treatment

    Children in contact with mental health services
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  • Children receiving special educational needs support without statements or Education, Health and Care plans

    931,715
    Children with special educational needs without statements or Education, Health and Care Plans
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  • Children with a limiting longstanding illness

    Children with a limiting longstanding illness (Gender: Male)
    +8 Other statistics View data
  • Children with a longstanding illness

    Children with a longstanding illness (Gender: Male)
    +8 Other statistics View data
  • Children with autism spectrum disorder

    27,737
    Children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (2017)
    +1 Other statistic View data
  • Children with learning disabilities

    299,623
    Children with learning disabilities (2017)
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  • Children with life-limiting illnesses

    37,974
    Children with a life-limiting illness (2017)
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  • Children with speech or communication difficulties

    Number of pupils with speech, language and communication issues as their primary special educational need
    +1 Other statistic View data