The Hong Kong government is to make it mandatory for professionals involved with children to report suspected serious child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
The Hong Kong government is to make it mandatory for professionals involved with children to report suspected serious child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
SCMP Editorial
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Anti-Covid measures must not result in children suffering

  • Pandemic measures such as school closures have coincided with an explosion in reported cases of mistreatment and neglect, with at-risk children falling through the social welfare safety net. It is good that the chief executive has pledged to speed up work on legislation to strengthen enforcement, but there is need for a broader review

The Hong Kong government is to make it mandatory for professionals involved with children to report suspected serious child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
The Hong Kong government is to make it mandatory for professionals involved with children to report suspected serious child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
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