Public confidence for residential childcare services has declined, after recent reports of alleged child mistreatments. Photo: Nora Tam
Public confidence for residential childcare services has declined, after recent reports of alleged child mistreatments. Photo: Nora Tam

Legislation to make it mandatory for those working with children to report suspected abuse will be expedited, says Hong Kong’s welfare minister

  • Consultation with lawmakers will start in November, a month ahead of schedule, after spate of recent high-profile cases
  • New unit that pays targeted visits to residential childcare homes will start running by the end of the month, says Secretary for Labour and Welfare Chris Sun

Public confidence for residential childcare services has declined, after recent reports of alleged child mistreatments. Photo: Nora Tam
Public confidence for residential childcare services has declined, after recent reports of alleged child mistreatments. Photo: Nora Tam
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