FOI Request - Period Poverty

Request 101002165196

1. How many schools is your council responsible for?
-          Secondary schools:
-          Primary schools:

2. Has the council identified ‘period poverty’ as a priority?
-          Yes / No

3. How many schools provide or are due to provide paid-for sanitary provisions (e.g. sanitary towels, tampons) for pupils?
-          Number of secondary schools:
-          Name of secondary schools:
-          Number of primary schools:
-          Number of primary schools:

4. How many schools provide or are due to provide free sanitary products (e.g. sanitary towels, tampons) for pupils?
-          Number of secondary schools:
-          Name of secondary schools and format free sanitary products are provided e.g. basket in toilet, basket behind reception/school nurse, vending machine, on request to teacher:
-          Number of primary schools:
-          Number of primary schools and format free sanitary products are provided e.g. basket in toilet, basket behind reception/school nurse, on request to teacher:

5. Does your council have funding allocated for period poverty and/or providing free sanitary products within schools?
-          Yes / No
If Yes:
-          Amount:
-          Over what time period:
-          Source:
-          What has this money been used for / been allocated for?

6. Have you already invested or do you have plans to invest in any period poverty/free sanitary product measures? If so, please detail and include whether this has been completed or is planned for the future.

Response 17-05-2019

1.  Total 53 
Secondary schools  8

Primary schools 45

2. Yes

3.  Number of secondary schools 8 - All 

Number of primary schools 44 (one school has no children of the appropriate age)  

School names are available on our website and are therefore exempt under section 25 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, information otherwise accessible.  

4.  Number of secondary schools: 8. All -  Drawer units in appropriate locations around schools

Number of primary schools: (one school has no children of the appropriate age). Format varies at each school, some are in baskets, some are held by the school office and some by an appointed member of staff

5.    Yes
£31,902
To 31st March 2019
Scottish Government
Purchase of storage and product

6.  All schools now have free sanitary products within the building provided through this initiative.

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