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 speech or communication difficulties

2 Statistics


  • 234,076

    Number of pupils with speech, language and communication issues as their primary special educational need

    Children with speech or communication difficulties
  • Number of pupils with speech, language and communication issues as their primary special educational need

    Children with speech or communication difficulties

Other groups in this category


  • Children receiving mental health treatment

    Children in contact with mental health services
    +2 Other statistics View data
  • 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
    +5 Other statistics View data
  • 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)
    +1 Other statistic View data
  • Children with life-limiting illnesses

    37,974
    Children with a life-limiting illness (2017)
    +1 Other statistic View data
  • Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues

    1,032,898
    Children with self-reported emotional and mental health issues (2017)
    +4 Other statistics View data

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