There is currently no mandatory system in Hong Kong for reporting child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock There is currently no mandatory system in Hong Kong for reporting child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
There is currently no mandatory system in Hong Kong for reporting child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
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Failure to report child abuse in Hong Kong could land adults lengthy jail terms under law group’s recommendation for new offence

  • Law Reform Commission proposes making failure to act on evidence of serious physical injuries, psychological or psychiatric harm a criminal offence
  • Relatives, teachers, social workers and others in regular contact with children would be responsible for flagging concerns under proposals

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There is currently no mandatory system in Hong Kong for reporting child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock There is currently no mandatory system in Hong Kong for reporting child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
There is currently no mandatory system in Hong Kong for reporting child abuse. Photo: Shutterstock
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