Pilot scheme to address period dignity in schools

The pilot scheme to address period dignity in schools aims to promote period dignity and tackle period poverty, helping learners who menstruate to reach their potential, by promoting confident attendance at school, primarily through the provision of free period products.

The pilot scheme is funded by the Northern Ireland Executive and is being delivered by the Department of Education in close partnership with CCEA , who will embed it through curriculum materials and teacher professional learning.  Operationalisation of the scheme will be through existing EA processes and systems.

Schools have been allocated an initial budget to purchase period products under the scheme to the end of March 2022 

Information on how budgets have been calculated, as well as guidance and support on the scheme, are provided at;

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