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Agenda and Minutes -
The 3 Meeting 13/14

Date: 2014/2/13
Time: 11:00am
Location: Room 1408 of DWSSB


1.  Welcome new member


2.  To receive the agenda


3.  To confirm the minutes of last meeting (Appendix 1)


4.  To discuss the Council’s response to the Population Policy Consultation (Appendix 2)


5.  Any other business


6.  Next date of meeting


The Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Policy Research & Advocacy

Specialized Committee on Social Development (2013/2014)


Minutes of 3rd Meeting



February 13, 2014 (Thursday)


11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.


Room 1408, Duke of Windsor Social Service Building


Mr. Fung Kai-man (Chairperson)

-   St. James Settlement


Mr. Wong Chi Hung (vice-Chairperson)

-   Caritas - Hong Kong


Mr. Keith Wong (Secretary)

-   The Hong Kong Council of Social Service



Mr. Choi Shing Kiu Philip

-   Hong Kong Lutheran Social Service, Lutheran Church – Hong Kong Synod


Mr. Lee Hing Wai, Bonson

-   Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong


Ms. Chau Ngan Ching

-   The Salvation Army


Ms. Wong Wai Mui, Nancy

-   Christian Family Service Centre


Dr. Robert Chung Ting Yiu

-   The University of Hong Kong Public Opinion Programme(Co-opted)


Dr. Fung Kwok Kin

-   Department of Social Work, Hong Kong Baptist University (Co-opted)

In attendance:

Ms. Yang Pui Yin (recorder)

-   The Hong Kong Council of Social Service


1.      Weclome new member

The Committee welcomed Dr. Robert Chung Ting Yiu to be the newly co-opted member. Mr. Keith Wong informed the committee that Mr. Charles Ho has been appointed to be the research officer of Social Development Unit since 1st April, 2014.

2.      To receive the agenda

The agenda was adopted without amendment.

3.      To confirm the minute of last meeting (Appendix 1)

The minute was adopted without amendment.

4.      Follow up on the annual plan for 2014 – 15

4.1 Social Development Index (SDI)

The release of the SDI 2014 would be scheduled in May 2014. Apart from press conference, the unit is considering how to make use of other platforms to promote SDI, such as social media.  


4.2 Social Impact Assessment (SIA)

The unit is collecting different inventories and scales which can help the facilitation of the SIA, All the collected materials would be uploaded to the SIA website with short introductions which can help the interested parties to know more about the uses of the materials.


4.3 General Research Work

The SD unit will conduct 3 researches this coming year. One research will cover housing issue in Hong Kong and the unit will further discuss with hosing working group on the topic and the areas to study. The unit will also collaborate with the service team to conduct a survey on the living situation of the middle-aged patients with severe mental illness. The last research was about the survey on cross-border families and this research would be completed in September.


4.4 Report the progress on overseas event (The 3rd International Conference on Practice Research and the 4th European Conference on Social Work Research)

The procedure of selecting delegates for the two overseas events had been completed. Due to the time clash of the interested parties which the unit had approached, for each event only one selected delegate from the Council will join.  

5.      To discuss the Council’s response to the Population Policy Consultation (Appendix 2)

Mr. Keith Wong reported the progress on the advocacy work of the population policy. The Council had finished the first draft of the position paper on population policy. The main theme of Council’s position paper was to build Hong Kong as a “preferred place of residence” and to stress a people-oriented population policy. The Council had put effort to elaborate our analysis and recommendations on the long-term care, school to work transition, family wellness, and the employment of people with disabilities.


To response the population trends mentioned in the Consultation Paper, the committee members discussed the capacity of Hong Kong and had the following suggestions:

  • The government should try her best to make a balance between the quality of life and economic development.
  • To tackle the aging population, the Government should consider the possibility to import labour in the future, but need to protect the rights of local labour beforehand.
  • Long-term strategy is needed for manpower planning.
  • Not only focused on labour force, should be more considering other values including public space, culture and quality of life.


6.      Any other business

6.1    Global Social Science Conference 2014

The conference will be held from 9 to 11 April 2014 in Hong Kong Baptist University and the Council is one of the supporting organizations. Mr. Keith Wong cordially invited members to join the event.


7.      Next date of meeting

  • The next meeting would be held on May 15 2014 (Thursday) 03:00 p.m. (Post-meeting note: The fourth meeting is scheduled at 10:00 a.m., May 16.)


  • The meeting was adjourned at 12:30 pm.



Confirmed by :



Mr. Fung Kai-man

Chairperson of Specialized Committee