Employees of an amusement park in St. Petersburg sold a ticket to a seven-year-old disabled child, and then refused to let him on the rides at the request of the parents of other children. The boy's mother turned to the office of the St. Petersburg Commissioner for Children's Rights.
The boy's mother said that on August 28 she bought tickets to the amusement park. At first, they refused to let the boy into the play labyrinth, explaining that the attraction was intended for young children. Then the child was not allowed on the trampoline. After much persuasion, the boy was allowed to jump, but only under the supervision of the administrator.
“I explained that I fully take responsibility for my son, that I will stand next to him and hold his hand,” said Marina, the child's mother. - There were other children, Vanya did not touch anyone, never even touched anyone. All those 15 minutes that he was on the trampoline, the administrator literally did not leave us. And then she hinted at all opaquely that it was time and honor to know, since the children's party was about to begin. I asked for some more time, but we were persistently advised to "take a break", after which they promised to let us in again."
Then the administrator stated that other parents were against the presence of a disabled child. Then Marina took Vanya and left. After a while, she demanded that the park administration return the money for the tickets.
“I was offered to come on a weekday and jump when there are no other guys,” said Marina. - The next day I wrote a statement. A week later, the money was refunded. But they didn't even apologize!"
Svetlana Agapitova, Ombudsman for Children's Rights in St. Petersburg, intends to contact Rospotrebnadzor and the Prosecutor's Office with a request to check the quality of services provided to a disabled child.