Is it acceptable for children with disabilities in institutions to be kept in caged beds because of a shortage of staff to supervise them? As shocking as it may sound, for the government of Greece the answer appears to be yes.
Following up on an article released by the BBC on 14th November, our partner Human Rights Watch published a dispatch about the horrible situation children with disabilities that are living in the Children Care Centre of Lechaina, in Southern Greece.
Already in 2011, the Greek’s Ombudsman Office published a report condemning the practices that take place in this Centre. Three years after that report, due to a lack of sufficient resources and staff, the situation has hardly improved leading to unbearable conditions for these children.