Social Welfare Department’s data shows that in more than five out of 10 cases, the abuser is a parent. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

In Hong Kong, most child abuse victims suffer at hands of parents

A recent spate of child abuse cases has cast the spotlight on the factors that cause adults, especially parents, to hurt minors in their care. But beyond getting tough on abusers, early intervention by teachers and social workers is key to preventing tragedy, experts say

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Social Welfare Department’s data shows that in more than five out of 10 cases, the abuser is a parent. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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