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  1. News - China Insider - ONE-CHILD POLICY

    Families win legal struggle to inherit frozen embryos under one-child policy

    Posted Sep 20th 2014, 08:52pm by Yifei Chen

    ... they face a future where they will have no one to rely upon after retiring, unless the only child left frozen embryos that would enable grandchildren to be born. Two families from northeast China ... ruling has taken into consideration the fact that both families have lost their only child and allowing them to keep the embryos may help to alleviate their distress. “The pain is too much ...

  2. Comment - Letters

    Set up community service teams to help high-risk families

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:25am by LETTERS

    ... people working in child care services, schools, elderly centres, churches, in the family services, maternal and child health sectors, home affairs officers and police. It could also include ... Set up community service teams to help high-risk families I am sure all Hongkongers were deeply saddened by the family tragedy in Sham Shui Po on June 4 ("Mother held after baby girl ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Reduce poverty to end families' reliance on child labour

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 04:12am by SALLY KO

    ... Sally Ko Sally Ko says consumers in well-off societies can exercise ethical buying With support, poor families need not rely on child labour Today is World Day against Child Labour and, ... to supplement the family income, thus creating a "child labour trap". But they also suggest that parents will usually withdraw their children from the labour market once household income ...

  4. Day-care services fall short: group

    Posted Jun 21st 2008, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... their experiences of being left at home alone in the previous six months. They were children from families helped by Foster Care, Small Group Home and Integrated Family Services, and were described as being ... professional social workers to foster harmony in the community to ease pressure on day-care services. The organisation said there were about 900 foster families in Hong Kong, which Ms Ip said ...

  5. More child-care services urged to help new mainland migrants

    Posted Mar 09th 2011, 12:00am by Amy Nip

    ... Kong for fewer than seven years are not eligible for social welfare, but without adequate child-care services it is impossible for them to find a job, according to protesters who took ... provide more child-care services and the cancellation of the seven-year eligibility requirement for a Comprehensive Social Security Assistance application. One migrant, Chen Mingzhen, who has ...

  6. Single-parent centres face the axe

    Posted Nov 11th 2003, 12:00am by Mary Ann, Mary Ann Benitez

    ... Mary Ann Benitez Lawmakers fear special needs will suffer under the plan to provide all family services out of integrated offices Five support centres for single parents are in danger ... extended to the end of March, although it had been due to cut out in January. Legislators were told the department planned to 're-engineer' its family service centres and counselling ...

  7. Welfare group pushes for improvement in childcare services for low-income families

    Posted Aug 01st 2009, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... low-income families obtain needed services. She said the government last year launched a three-year pilot programme called the Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project, which encourages neighbours ... Martin Wong The government should improve childcare services to help underprivileged families in which the mothers have to stay at home instead of going to work, a group of protesters said ...

  8. News - World - THE WHITE HOUSE

    There's a toddler on the loose! White House on brief lockdown as child breaches fence

    Posted Aug 08th 2014, 05:39pm by AP, AFP

    ... the child, but it slipped away and returned to his parents, according to the Washington Post. The young boy, who name and age was unknown, was visiting the US capital with his family when ... Agencies in Washington It’s usually someone jumping over the White House fence that causes Secret Service agents patrolling the grounds to scramble. But this time, the officers ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - CRIME

    'Child-tracker' app company disowns Hong Kong-based trafficking suspect

    Posted Aug 17th 2014, 06:16am by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com German firm behind mobile app to suspend Hong Kong-based father of 15 babies as an investor 'Child-tracker' company disowns trafficking suspect A German company behind a child-tracking mobile phone app has distanced itself from a Hong Kong-based human trafficking suspect wanted by the authorities in Thailand. Fugitive Mitsutoki Shigeta ...

  10. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    To prevent sex abuse, child's welfare must be made the top priority

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 04:56pm by PRIYA VIRMANI

    ... and religion. Only when there is an institutional clampdown on child abuse, together with families putting their child's safety above family honour, will things begin to change. Dr Priya Virmani ... Priya Virmani Priya Virmani says shame associated with child abuse and lack of robust background checks make India a breeding ground for paedophiles Cycle of abuse Last month ...




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