Authors: The Autism News
By Julian Robinson | MailOnline
Autistic 11-year-old had spent four years with younger Beavers and Cubs
But parents left ‘shocked’ after being told be would not be allowed to move into Scouts
Claim they were told their son posed a ‘significant health and safety risk’
Case was settled before it went to county county and the child has been awarded £5,000 in compensation
Scout Association vows ‘to take on board any lessons learned in this case’
A schoolboy who was banned from becoming a Boy Scout has won a landmark legal ruling against the group.
Clare and Barry Coyne were left devastated when their autistic son Thomas,11, was refused admission to the Scouts after four years in the younger Beaver and Cubs group.
Now after a legal battle against leaders of the 36th Sheffield Scouts Thomas has won £5,000 in compensation – and his parents hope to raise awareness to stop other youngsters suffering the same problem.