is Bog Standard?
Bog Standard is a campaign to promote better toilets for pupils.
Our 3 aims are:
- To increase awareness of the health benefits of better toilets for pupils
- To encourage schools to improve the condition of pupils' toilets and to allow pupils to use them when they need to
- To get laws that will make pupils' toilets nicer to use
School toilets affect children's physical and psychological health.
Toilets which are unpleasant, or out of bounds, can cause serious,
long-term health problems.
Time for a 'bog standard' - Please sign our petition to create regulations for school toilets.
A quarter of pupils in England’s schools avoid using toilets because they are dirty, old and smelly.
ERIC wants the government to introduce adequate regulations covering school toilets - the limited regulations that do exist don’t include vital things like supply of toilet paper and soap or provide clear minimum standards. Regulations are in place to ensure toilets used by school staff meet proper standards but these don’t extend to toilets used by pupils. Why are children treated as second-class citizens?
All children should have the right to clean, well stocked and pleasant toilet facilities in schools but unfortunately, many don’t. Schools are failing pupils by providing unhygienic and poorly maintained facilities.
Please help us put a stop to this by signing this petition
School Toilet Award
Click here to read about
School Toilet Award and how to enter.
The Bog Standard Campaign is run by ERIC, (Education and
Resources for Improving Childhood Continence), the charity
that helps children, their families and heath professionals
with childhood bedwetting, daytime wetting, soiling and
Call the ERIC helpline on 0845 370 8008,
to visit the website.