Trampoline ban for girl with Down’s syndrome – BBC News

A girl with Down’s syndrome was stopped from bouncing at a trampoline park, because she did not have her GP’s approval.

Juliet Scroggie, five, had watched a safety video at Flip Out in Oldbury, Sandwell before she was stopped.

Her mother, Ali King, said staff were “discriminatory”.

Flip Out’s owner said it asked for children with Down’s syndrome to have a fitness certificate from their doctor before using the trampolines.

Miss King said she had booked a session for her two daughters and a friend, and found no information about restrictions in the terms and conditions or waiver.

On arrival, they were given wrist bands and watched the video before being told Juliet could not go on the trampolines “due to the increased risk of injury associated with people with Down’s syndrome”.

“To actually be through and think we are going, it was a missed opportunity to speak to us beforehand,” she said.

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