- Government departments, non-governmental organizations and other concerned sectors should work together to serve the best interests of children and to provide protection to the children suspected to be abused or having been abused.
- Priority should be given to the immediate safety of the child: In any child protection intervention, the child’s welfare must always be paramount concern and take precedence over the rights of parents; and the criminal prosecution of any alleged perpetrator.
Compare this with the policy and legal framework of the UK.
Procedure for Handling Suspected Child Abuse Cases in HK
(Other than Child Sexual Abuse & Serious Physical Abuse)
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