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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    No way in hell would I let my DS into a men's change room (or toilet) alone.
    100% that.

    If they 'force' parents to send their 5 or 6 year old alone into the opposite gender change room where they can't be supervised and an incident of any kind happens - and I can think of several possible terrible outcomes, then they'll have a big lawsuit on their hands.

    When you look at 'what's the worst that could happen' - 5 year old boy unsupervised in male change room or 5 year old boy with his mum in the female change room its pretty clear which option has the lowest risk profile.

    Madness.

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    Never. I'd be making a complaint and taking my son into the female toilets whenever I want.

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    Can I suggest as someone who works for local council- don't make a complaint just to the facility, although you can do that too, but also put it through the general council complaints channel (whatever that may be). That will mean someone higher up sees it than if you just complain to the pool, where the manager of the facility (who probably implemented the policy) will respond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Can I suggest as someone who works for local council- don't make a complaint just to the facility, although you can do that too, but also put it through the general council complaints channel (whatever that may be). That will mean someone higher up sees it than if you just complain to the pool, where the manager of the facility (who probably implemented the policy) will respond.
    I agree! I'd also be inclined to have a look if your local council has a Facebook page, which you can post your concerns on. It will give other parents a chance to side with you and good opportunity for council to see that it's not just your worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FearlessLeader View Post
    Can I suggest as someone who works for local council- don't make a complaint just to the facility, although you can do that too, but also put it through the general council complaints channel (whatever that may be). That will mean someone higher up sees it than if you just complain to the pool, where the manager of the facility (who probably implemented the policy) will respond.
    Yes I will. From what others have said that it's a blanket thing across all pools in the area.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babymummatobe View Post
    I agree! I'd also be inclined to have a look if your local council has a Facebook page, which you can post your concerns on. It will give other parents a chance to side with you and good opportunity for council to see that it's not just your worries.
    I like that. Will do.

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    How ridiculous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mod-Degrassi View Post
    No way in hell would I let my DS into a men's change room (or toilet) alone.
    Me either. Far out, talk about putting kids in a precarious situation!! :-/

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    No bl00dy way. That's insane. My ds would be coming into the females with me and if anyone challenged me they would get a serving from one angry mumma!! Incredibly irresponsible on the councils behalf. I doubt any parents would follow it...it's crazy

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    DS just turned 5 and no bloody way!

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