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Children’s Commissioner’s Report on Vulnerability

New analysis from the Children’s Commissioner for England reveals, for the first time, the scale of vulnerability among children in England. These reports bring together a range of information held by various government departments, agencies and others. Its initial analysis reveals a host of shocking statistics about the number of children living in vulnerable situations.

  • Over half a million children so vulnerable that the state has to step in
  • 670,000 children in England growing up in ‘high risk’ family situations
  • Thousands of children living with adults in treatment for drink or drugs
  • 800,000 children suffering from mental health difficulties
  • Tens of thousands of children involved with gangs
  • Over a thousand new child victims of slavery each year
  • Many more children under the radar, not being seen