Free Sanitary Products in Schools09/05/18
The views of Dundee young people will help shape a delivery model for the provision of free saniatry products in local schools.
The children and families service committee will hear on Monday May 14 that the products will be available locally for all eligible primary and secondary pupils, including those educated at home.
Access will include weekends and school holidays.
Beginning in August, the roll-out of the programme will be complete by the end of that school year, with feedback from young people helping in the process on an ongong basis.
Robyn Todd, Social Media Coordinator at Dundee Youth Council, said: “After working closely with Monica Lennon MSP, Dundee City Council and young females in Dundee on the implementation for basic sanitary products to be included In a wide range of facilities in Dundee City, Dundee Youth Council are very happy to support the Council in their steps towards female empowerment and health.”
Children and families service convener Councillor Gregor Murray said: “This is a much-needed development and I would like to thank the Scottish Government for making it possible.
“It is absolutely crucial that our young people can tell us how to plan the delivery model in a way which is of most use to them.
“I am keen that we can deliver this sensitively, and our pupils and partners will have a real input into how we deliver this service across the city.
“This is yet another way that we are tackling poverty and making Dundee a fairer city for everyone.”
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