Saturday 25 September 2021
Home      All news      Contact us      RSS     
scmp - 12 days ago

Hong Kong welfare minister throws support behind proposed law criminalising failure to report child abuse

Hong Kong’s welfare minister has thrown his weight behind a Law Reform Commission suggestion to create a new criminal offence punishing those who fail to protect children or other vulnerable people from death or serious harm.Secretary for Labour and Welfare Law Chi-kwong said on Monday that strict penalties for those who failed to report child abuse were necessary to prevent cases from falling through the cracks, though he did not say if he supported the commission’s proposed maximum jail term…


Latest News
Hashtags:   

welfare

 | 

minister

 | 

throws

 | 

support

 | 

behind

 | 

proposed

 | 

criminalising

 | 

failure

 | 

report

 | 

child

 | 

abuse

 | 

Sources