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.

A young carer is a person under 18 years of age who provides or intends to provide care to another person.

5 Statistics


  • 33,506

    Young carers supported by their local authority

    Young carers
  • Young carers supported by their local authority

    Young carers
  • 166,363

    Young unpaid carers (2011)

    Young carers
  • 173,000

    Young unpaid carers (2016)

    Young carers
  • 102,000

    Young unpaid carers (2017)

    Young carers

Other groups in this category


  • Teenage parents

    6,105
    Babies born to mothers and fathers aged 17 and under (2017)
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