From April 2018, all Scottish Local Authorities and Health Boards have a joint duty to take steps to reduce child poverty in their areas.
Almost 1 in 4 children in Scotland live in poverty and over 60% of those children live in a household where at least one parent works. In Perth & Kinross 18% of children are living in poverty.
Below is a breakdown of child poverty per ward area across the local authority.
|Percentage of children in poverty, July-Sept 2017||After housing costs|
|Local Authority and wards||Number of children||%|
|Perth and Kinross||4,628||17.06%|
|Carse of Gowrie||207||10.67%|
|Blairgowrie and Glens||359||18.95%|
|Almond and Earn||411||17.69%|
|Perth City South||274||10.41%|
|Perth City North||907||23.63%|
|Perth City Centre||625||25.21%|
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Our website has information on the financial help that may be available to help with the cost of having a baby or bringing up a child.