All Walsall schools to get free sanitary products to tackle period poverty

Free sanitary products will be available in all Walsall schools to try to fight 'period poverty' and improve performance in the classroom.

The council say they will go further than other government initiatives which only focus on secondary schools - by also providing free sanitary products for primary-aged children in the town.

Linda Allbutt - who founded charity Period Power - told members of the social care and health overview and scrutiny committee that girls as young as 10 were using tissues or old rags as a result of struggling families opting to buy food instead of other essentials.

Credit: ITV News Central

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