An issue highlighted in the Commissioner for Children and Young People’s recent
report Leave No One Behind, was ‘period poverty’. The report on young people’s perceptions and experiences of poverty in South Australia identified that some girls are missing school because the household can’t afford sanitary products.
To follow up on this CCYP contacted 48 public high schools in 2020 in metro and regional areas to ask teachers and administrators about the availability of sanitary products for students.
These schools represent a broad cross section of metropolitan and rural locations.