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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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.