The Tongleju child abuse incident of Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children was exposed in December last year. Since then, at least 34 employees have been arrested, and some of them have been convicted and imprisoned.
Tongleju has launched the "Tongleju Service Restructuring Plan" since March this year.
It will be successfully concluded next Tuesday (20th), and the Society for the Protection of Children will hold a certificate awarding ceremony today (15th) to commend the hard work of the new child care team in the past few months.
According to the meeting party, one of the professional partners of the reorganization project, the Pacific Early Childhood Education Research Association (Hong Kong) (PECERA–HK), issued a certificate to the child care workers of Tongleju, confirming that they have completed the training and that their service groups have successfully completed the training. Certified by the Infant Learning Environment Rating Scale (ITERS, for infants and toddlers) and the Early Childhood Learning Environment Rating Scale (ECERS, for children 3 years and older).
The child care workers who received the certificates at the award ceremony today included those who were seconded by CNOPE and other service units of the Society for the Protection of Children and finally chose to stay at Children's Home.
(Photo provided by Defense of Children)
The "Children's Home Service Reorganization Plan" is one of the important initiatives of the Society for the Protection of Children to respond to the first phase report of the Independent Review Committee to promote reform.
The 9-month turnaround was planned and led by the Council of Not-For-Profit Early Childhood Education (CNOPE), which seconded 29 early childhood workers (for a period of 6 months) and two program managers from its member organisations. (9-month period), assisting Children's House to fundamentally change its teaching and counseling model, with Yew Chung Early Childhood Education, Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (Shatin) Early Childhood, Elderly and Social Services Discipline and PECERA–HK as frontline and management staff Provide training.
The Society for the Protection of Children stated that ITERS/ECERS is an international standard for measuring the quality of child-rearing environments. By setting goals for quality improvement, front-line staff can understand how services can be child-oriented and in the best interests of children's development. It also reviews the quality of education and counseling, including Whether teacher-student interaction, child-environment interaction, space arrangement, work and rest time, etc., meet the needs of all aspects of child development.
Under the on-the-spot guidance provided by PECERA-HK, the child care workers at Children’s Home learn to improve service quality, and through pre- and post-assessment, draw up areas for improvement, help rebuild the confidence and ability of front-line child care workers, and shape and Consolidate the new culture of Tongleju.
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Li Liyun, chairman of PECERA–HK, said that the society used all 39 sub-scales of ITERS to score Tongleju, and the average score was improved by two levels or more after the training; Tongleju teachers who participated in the mentoring program showed concentration and initiative in the process Seeking progress, the trainee teachers saw significant improvement in classroom routines, game learning areas, hygiene and safety, etc., and the self-care and language skills of the infants also improved significantly, which led to a great sense of work accomplishment, and the initial negative attitude Turning to the positive, I am full of confidence in the reconstruction of Tongleju, which makes the residential building full of vitality.
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Xia Mu, Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Protection of Children, described this important reform as being of special significance to Tongleju. The brand-new teaching and counseling model provides inspiration and education suitable for their development process, including many children with developmental disabilities or special educational needs.
Xia Mu said that the manpower ratio has been greatly improved, so that the ratio of employees to children has increased from 1:7 in the past to 1:5. At the same time, the staff's duty arrangement has been adjusted to take care of the same group of children with fixed child care workers and social work teams. To strengthen the awareness and connection between children and caregivers; the digital platform of Children's Home is also being improved. The goal is to improve the administrative work efficiency of child care workers and different professionals, and reduce human errors and related risks.
Zhou Shunyi, Director-General of the Society for the Protection of Children, said that she was deeply inspired by working, learning and solving problems with the CNOPE team in Tongleju in the past 9 months. She is confident that the new team will wholeheartedly work together for continuous improvement.
▼On January 13, the police went to Tongleju to seize some evidence▼
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