Access to period products: monitoring and evaluation strategy 2021/22 to 2024/25

Evaluation and monitoring strategy on free access to period products. The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act 2021 came into force on 15 August 2022. This document presents the approach to evaluating and monitoring implementation of the Act.


The strategy set out in this document provides the approach and principles for how the Scottish Government will use evidence and analysis to:

  • assess the appropriateness of funding allocations to local authorities, colleges and universities to support the provision of free period products in community and educational settings.
  • track, document, and understand the delivery of policies to provide access to free period products in educational and community settings.

The strategy covers data collection and reporting arrangements, including planned outputs, from April 2021 to October 2025.



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