This report sets out the first complete number of 16- and 17-year-olds who present as homeless to local authorities across the country. Approximately 6,000 children aged 16 and 17 presented as homeless to their local authority in 2022-23. The data revealed that in 2022-23 a total of 6,469 children aged 16 and 17 sought help from their local authority, or were referred by another person or agency for help, because they were homeless or were threatened with homelessness.