Free period products 

21 January 2020

From this week, the DfE is making available free period products to all schools and colleges in England. The new scheme is set to give pupils easy access to period products at school or college, helping to break down stigmas and ensure no young person’s education is disrupted by their period. 

Schools and colleges across the country can now order a range of period products from supplier phs Group, making period products readily available for all young people when they need them.

Millions of period products are being prepared by phs Direct, part of hygiene and washroom services provider phs Group, in a newly refurbished, dedicated warehouse ready to be dispatched ahead of the first orders. Schools and colleges should have received an activation email from phs on Monday 20 January which will enable them to access the purpose-built phs Direct portal and order products for their organisation. There is a wide range of products from pads and tampons, to environmentally-friendly pads and reusable products.
 
For support, schools and colleges can get in touch with phs Direct by emailing periodproducts@phsdirect.co.uk or calling the helpline on 01827 255500.

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