Brno institute for disabled children faces abuse allegations

An institute for disabled children in Brno, southern Moravia, is facing allegations of abuse. 22 clients of the Kociánka social care institute for disabled youth filed a petition last week, accusing the management of limiting visiting hours, prohibiting the clients from leaving the premises, and in one instance, of beating a client suffering an epileptic fit. The petitioners also complain about obsolete methods used by the staff. While the institute’s management rejected any such allegations, the Czech labour and social affairs ministry said it would investigate the issue.

Author: Jan Richter