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.

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Unaccompanied asylum seeking children are people under 18 years of age, applying for asylum in their own right, who is separated from both parents and is not being cared for by an adult, who by law has responsibility to do so.

8 Statistics


  • Applications by children seeking asylum (Gender: Male)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Applications by children seeking asylum (Gender: Female)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Applications by children seeking asylum (Age: 0-17, Gender: All)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children in care (Age: 0-16+)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children in care (Gender: All)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children in care (2017, GOR areas)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children in care (2018, LA areas)

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children
  • Unaccompanied asylum seeking children in care

    Unaccompanied asylum seeking children

Other groups in this category


  • Children believed to be radicalised

    110
    Children who received Channel Support (2018)
    +14 Other statistics View data
  • Children in families seeking asylum

    5,655
    Children in families seeking asylum aged 0-17 (2017)
    +4 Other statistics View data
  • Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children

    23,733
    Gypsy, Roma and Traveller children (2017)
    +2 Other statistics View data
  • LGBTQ+ children

    298,000
    Children who identify as gay, lesbian or bisexual (2017)
    +5 Other statistics View data
  • Refugee children

    Children who were granted humanitarian protection on initial decision who applied as main applicants or dependants (UK)
    +1 Other statistic View data
  • Undocumented children

    120,000
    Children who are irregular migrants
    1 statistic View data