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Child abuse reporting / Mercy release of animals


Child abuse reporting / Mercy release of animals

 On Friday's Backchat, we're looking at the government's proposal to make it a legal requirement for childcare professionals to report suspected cases of serious child abuse to the authorities.
According to a Legco paper, professionals from the social welfare, education and healthcare sectors who frequently deal with children will be considered "mandated reporters".
They must file a report if they have reason to suspect a child has been seriously harmed, or is at risk.
Those who don't comply could face up to three months in prison and a HK$50,000 fine, though there'll be some exemptions – for example, for people who think someone else has already reported the same case.
After 9:45am, we'll talk about plans to ban the release of animals into unsuitable habitats.

9:00am-9:45am: Reporting of serious child abuse

9:00am-9:30am: Carol Szeto, CEO, Save the Children Hong Kong
9:00am-9:45am: Dr Patrick Cheung, Chairperson, Executive Committee, Against Child Abuse
9:00am-9:45am: Priscilla Lui, children's rights advocate and former Chair of the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights

9:45am-10:00am: Mercy release of animals

9:45am-10:00am: Paul Crow, Senior Conservation Officer, Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden


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