According to the parents, their child’s – who is hearing impaired, struggles with integration, and has learning disabilities – mouth was washed with soap at the kindergarten because he was using bad language. They say the boy lives in fear and has a sleeping disorder ever since the accident.
As Szeretlek Magyarország reports, based on RTL News, the mother claims that her son’s mouth was washed with soap in a kindergarten in Budapest. The boy is five years old, hearing impaired, struggles with integration, and has learning disabilities.
The mother explained: “We were on the way home when he started to cry, then he told me that his mouth was washed with soap because he used bad language.”
She said that one of the kindergarten assistants did it to her son, so the parents first went to her to ask for an explanation.
“She told me that part of this happened. She denied that it happened with soap; she said she only washed my son’s mouth with water and that she told him before that she would do it if he used bad language, so she also kept him in fear,” explained the mother.
“He developed serious sleeping disorders. I could not take him near the bathroom for two days because he was crying so much and was upset about what was done to him. From 5 or even from 4:30 am he was up, he cannot sleep, woke up crying and is in fear that it will happen again.”
The mother will take the child to another kindergarten from January. Now a psychologist helps the boy. After talking to the kindergarten assistant, the parents filed a complaint to the person in charge of the kindergarten, who told RTL that the kindergarten’s employee only washed the child’s face with water in order to handle a difficult situation. The person in charge, however, did not find this justified, so with respect to the protocols, the kindergarten assistant was first held accountable orally, and now they have also initiated an investigation in the case.
“We are including child protection experts to examine in more detail the effect this could have on the child, or what other details there are that could help better understand the case,” the principal of the kindergarten said.
The parents pressed charges for child abuse, and the police are currently investigating the case.
Source: Szeretlek Magyarország, RTL