England: free period products made available to school students

20 March 2020

State schools and colleges in England can now order free period products for students as part of a government scheme to tackle period poverty. 

Amika George, founder of #FreePeriods, said: ‘We ask that schools have open conversations with students about what they need and start signing up to the scheme – no child must miss out.

‘Free products in schools will ensure that every child can learn and be their very best, without periods holding them back.’

Schools and colleges will have received an activation email from the PHS Group enabling them to order products, including eco-friendly options.

In February, the Scottish Parliament passed legislation to make sanitary goods free to all women. Wales already offers free period products to school children.

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