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S5W-18463: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 29 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many children receive home-based education, and what provision is in place for them to access free period products.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 27 September 2018

In our Programme for Government last year, we committed to providing access to free sanitary products in schools, colleges and universities and in the majority of local authorities this is being delivered on educational establishment premises. While the numbers of home schooled children are not centrally held by the Scottish Government, we have stated in our new Programme for Government that we aim to increase the number and range of places where sanitary products are available for those who need them.