The Appointment of the Child Fatality Review Panel (CFRP) Member

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The Director of the Social Welfare Department (SWD) of the HKSAR appointed Dr. Annis Fung as a member of the Child Fatality Review Panel for a period of two years from 1 June 2018 to 31 May 2020. The review panel that chaired by Herman Hui Chung-shing, BBS, MH, JP aims at facilitating the enhancement of social service systems pertaining to child welfare with a focus on inter-sectional collaboration and multi-disciplinary cooperation, including the schools, Department of Health, Education Bureau, Social Welfare Department, and so forth, for prevention of occurrence of avoidable child death cases. The review is conducted by studying the papers and documents filed to the Coroner’s Court and supplemented by service reports from service organisations or government departments having provided services to the deceased children.

One of the primary objectives of the panel is to suggest recommendations for various related institutions to implement for preventing the occurrence of avoidable child death cases. The review findings and recommendations of the CFRP will be released to the public through integrative reports. Meanwhile, recommendations will be distributed to relevant parties/organisations for feedback, consideration, and follow-up actions. Besides, the relevant parties and organisations are required to provide updates on the progress of implementation of improvement measures to the CFRP.

The CFRP has completed the review of child death cases, which occurred from 2008 to 2013, and published its First Report, Second Report, and Third Report in May 2013, July 2015, and August 2017 respectively. The bellows are the link of the reports:

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