Annex C – Logic model
- Appropriate governance, funding and resource provided at a national level.
- Appropriate governance and resource provided by local authorities and education providers.
- Consultation with product users on the types, range and accessibility of products.
- Provision of a range of period products free of charge.
- Provision of period products that meet user needs in terms of types, brands and absorbencies (as identified through consultation with product users).
- Provision of period products in sufficient quantities to meet user needs arising while in Scotland.
- Provision of period products in a range of settings that are reasonably easily accessible to those that need to use them.
- Products are obtainable in a way the provides dignity and avoids embarrassment.
- High levels of take up of period products.
- People who need to use period products are less worried about having their period.
- Fewer people reporting difficulties accessing period products.
- People who need to use period products feel more able to continue with day-to-day activities during their period, including attendance at work and education.
- People who need to use period products feel involved in the delivery of access to free period products.
- People who need to use period products are less likely to resort to using unsuitable alternatives or using products to unsafe durations.
- Culture change around menstruation ('period dignity'), reflected by reduced stigma and normalisation of menstruation.
- Increase in private sector organisations providing access to free period products.
- Reduced cost of living for households with menstruating people, particularly among those with lower household incomes.
- Increased educational attendance among pupils whilst on their period.
- Improved mental health and wellbeing among menstruating people.
- Continued demand for free period products.
Potential external influences
- Changes to collection arrangements (e.g. COVID-19 restrictions).
- Private sector period product provision landscape.
- Changes in product type and range.
- Wider sociocultural norms surrounding menstruation.
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