2018 年 8 月 2 日 (星期四)

英國文化協會香港對於一名英語課程學生向香港警方報案之聲明

British Council in Hong Kong’s statement relating to a complaint filed by a student from an English class with the Hong Kong Police

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我們知悉一名英語課程學生就一件有關兒童福利事件向警方報案,該事件在英國文化協會大樓公眾出入範圍內發生。一直以來,我們優先保障學生的福祉。我們已向警方提供所需資料,並全力配合調查; 我們遵從英國文化協會保護兒童政策,並採取適當的應對措施。由於警方正在調查事件,我們目前未能作進一步評論。

英國文化協會致力保護兒童,減低他們在參與我們舉辦的活動時所面對的損害及風險。英國文化協會是英國提供教育機會與促進文化交流的國際機構,我們遵從英國的保障兒童法和服務所及的國家和城市的相關法例。英國文化協會保護兒童政策其中一項,是要求所有英國文化協會職員必需完成保護兒童的培訓,並學習與兒童、家長及其他照顧者一起工作的良好做法。

We are aware that a student from an English class reported to the Hong Kong Police on a child welfare incident which took place in a public access area of the British Council building in Admiralty. As always, the welfare of our students is our top priority. We have provided necessary information to support the investigation by the Hong Kong Police and we followed the guidance of the British Council Child Protection Policy to take appropriate actions in response. Please understand that we cannot comment further on this matter, at this time as it is the subject of a police investigation.

The British Council is committed to protecting children from risks of harm when they take part in our programmes. As the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and education opportunities, we comply with UK child protection laws and the relevant laws in countries or cities where we operate. As part of our Child Protection Policy, all British Council staff have to complete mandatory training to learn good practice about working with children, parents and other carers.