The mindset in Hong Kong must shift from the welfare-centred, reactive concept of “child protection” to a more proactive, rights-focused one of “child safeguarding”. Photo: Shutterstock The mindset in Hong Kong must shift from the welfare-centred, reactive concept of “child protection” to a more proactive, rights-focused one of “child safeguarding”. Photo: Shutterstock
The mindset in Hong Kong must shift from the welfare-centred, reactive concept of “child protection” to a more proactive, rights-focused one of “child safeguarding”. Photo: Shutterstock

Letters | Hong Kong child abuse cases reveal need for a paradigm shift on protection

  • Several recent cases involving children suffering abuse at the hands of people they should be able to trust or in places they should feel safe illustrate the need to move beyond a reactive approach to child welfare

Topic |   Crime in Hong Kong
The mindset in Hong Kong must shift from the welfare-centred, reactive concept of “child protection” to a more proactive, rights-focused one of “child safeguarding”. Photo: Shutterstock The mindset in Hong Kong must shift from the welfare-centred, reactive concept of “child protection” to a more proactive, rights-focused one of “child safeguarding”. Photo: Shutterstock
The mindset in Hong Kong must shift from the welfare-centred, reactive concept of “child protection” to a more proactive, rights-focused one of “child safeguarding”. Photo: Shutterstock
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