Director of Hong Kong children’s charity quits as alleged abuse scandal at care home grows

The Director of the Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children (HKSPC) Susan Choy and the superintendent of one of its children’s homes have resigned after 20 staff members were arrested for allegedly abusing more than 35 toddlers.

A report conducted by an independent review committee led by barrister Lester Garson Huang suggested that the management of Children’s Residential Home in Mong Kok should resign, and all staff members in charge of taking care of young children should be replaced.

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Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children’s headquarters in Mong Kok. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

During a press conference to present the report’s findings on Wednesday, Huang said that the committee had identified three main issues at the children’s home: it had a poor management culture, management staff had failed to monitor overall operations, and a high turnover rate had led to a heavy workload.

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