Finland’s Supreme Court has turned down a petition by two caregivers of the Swedish-speaking Tomtebo day care centre to appeal fines handed down in a child-taping case.
Last August the Helsinki Appeal Court slapped fines on two caregivers of the Tomtebo daycare centre in Helsinki, after they were found guilty of assault.
The caregivers had apparently used tape to confine two toddlers under the age of three to their chairs during mealtime. The incident occurred in the spring of 2012.
The workers said they took the unusual step to maintain order during the meal, but the children’s parents filed a criminal complaint.
The head of the day care was also fined for dereliction of duty. The Supreme Court ruling means the defendants must now abide by the Appeal Court decision.
- Sources: Yle