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The answer to this, it would sadly seem, is no.

It appears there are no regulations in place to ensure minimum standards of toilet facilities for school children.  Whilst there is legislation in place to cover the number of toilets and handbasins that have to be provided (School Premises Regulations 1999), that legislation does not say that they have to be clean.  It doesn’t say that there has to be hot water or soap, or toilet seats, or lockable doors….

At present, the Government is proposing to revise even the small amount of stipulations that do exist – taking away the standards governing the number of facilities that have to be provided.

Our Partner, ERIC’s Bog Standard Campaign, is campaigning against these proposed revisions, and continues to campaign for improved legislation covering school toilets.  This would mean that amongst other things:-

  • the 23% of schools that don’t provide hot water would have to do so
  • the 31% of schools that don’t give the children soap to wash their hands with would have to do so
  • the 40% of Primary Schools that don’t provide sanitary bins for older girls would have to make them available

(taken from a survey carried out by school nurses in 2003 on behalf of the Community Practitioners & Health Visitors Association)

Please do one small thing that could vastly improve the Health & Wellbeing of many, many schoolchildren – click on the link below and sign the petition.

https://www.petitionbuzz.com/petitions/bogstandard

 Thank You

We have been asked by the Head of Public Involvement at Ofsted, to request your participation in Ofsted’s consultation on the inspection of Maintained Schools and Academies from January 2012.  The following link takes you to their web page which includes a link to the survey and a young people’s version of the consultation documents.

Please do take this chance to have your voices heard!

THE CLOSING DATE IS FRIDAY 20TH MAY! 

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/Ofsted-home/Publications-and-research/Browse-all-by/Documents-by-type/Consultations/Inspection-2012-proposals-for-inspection-arrangements-for-maintained-schools-and-academies-from-January-2012

The Government would like to know Pupils’ views and is asking for their opinions.  This is true democracy in action, so please do take a few moments to access the questionnaires below and tell the Government what you think!  They are keen to hear from you.

You can download them or print them here, or complete them online by going to the Survey Monkey website detailed at the top of each questionnaire.

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