In St. Petersburg, the management of an amusement park did not allow a disabled child on a trampoline, saying that the parents of other children did not want to see him there, according to a message on the website of the children's rights ombudsman in the city, Svetlana Agapitova.
“If we do not touch upon the moral aspect of the issue, which cannot be legally assessed, we are talking about the quality of the provision of services to a disabled child. Therefore, in the near future we intend to contact Rospotrebnadzor, as well as the prosecutor's office, since disabled children have equal rights with other children,”said the children's ombudsman.
Agapitova was approached by the mother of a seven-year-old boy. She said that on August 28 she bought a ticket for the child and herself as an escort. At first, he was not allowed into the play labyrinth, saying that it was designed for younger children, and then, after much persuasion, they agreed to let him on the trampoline, but only with their mother.
“Vanya did not touch anyone, he 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,” she said, adding that despite the promises they could not get back after the rest.
The woman demanded to return the money for the tickets, but she was offered to come on a weekday when there would be no other children. After that, she wrote a statement, and she was reimbursed for the expenses, but they did not apologize.