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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Lifestyle - Family & Education - RELATIONSHIPS

    Relationships: put yourself in your child's shoes to understand bad behaviour

    Posted Jul 29th 2014, 10:41am by LORA LEE

    ... rules? The family indulges him beyond belief because my wife feels guilty for having left him with his father. He has stayed with us for two months every year during his school holiday, ... think it would be like to grow up thinking you have been abandoned by your mother for a new family? You live a comfortable life, but you know that your mother is cuddling and loving your ...

  4. News - China - POPULATION

    Birth rate holds steady after one-child policy eased, but there won't be further easing

    Posted Jul 11th 2014, 04:36am by Zhuang Pinghui

    ... Zhuang Pinghui pinghui.zhuang@scmp.com A broader relaxation of the one-child policy would trigger a baby boom and introduce pressure on resources, family planners say Birth rate steady but easing rule any further unlikely The birth rate has remained stable following the mainland's easing of the one-child policy, a senior official in charge family planning has said. ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  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. 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 ...

  9. Business - Comment - MR. SHANGKONG

    From child to adult, the need to study never seems to end

    Posted Jun 09th 2014, 03:29am by George Chen

    ... George Chen george.chen@scmp.com Three education-related events this past weekend highlight the choices that we all must make as we struggle and seek to provide for our lives From child ... where even if you get a college degree, you can't stop studying completely. Two other education events occurred. One was at the junior level and involved how to win a place for a child ...

  10. News - World - BRITAIN

    Churchill’s last surviving child, Mary Soames, dies at 91

    Posted Jun 02nd 2014, 08:39pm by AFP

    ... and heart of our family after our father died, and will be greatly missed. "She was a distinguished writer and led a distinguished life, with her service in the war, and is part ... Agence France-Presse in London Churchill's last surviving child, Mary Soames, dies at 91 Lady Mary Soames, the last surviving child of Britain's prime minister during the second ...




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