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Agenda and Minutes -
The 3 Meeting 16/17

Date: 2017/03/21
Time: 14:30
Location: Room 1410, 14/F, Duke of Windsor Social Service Bu

Agenda:

1           Confirmation of minutes of the last meeting (Appendix 1)

 

2           Matters arising

2.1          Hong Kong 2030+

2.2          2017 Welfare Agenda and Priorities Setting (WAPS) Exercise (Appendix 2)

 

3           For discussion

3.1          Implications of the initial recommendation of in Elderly Service Program Plan (ESPP)
(Reference paper: https://goo.gl/ZCBLFw)

3.2          Business Plan 2017 – 18

3.3          Review of Procedural Guide for Handling Child Abuse Cases

3.4          Consultation on Sexual Offences involving Children and Persons with Mental Impairment

 

4           For Information

4.1          2017 Best Practice Awards in Social Welfare

4.2          Progress report (Appendix 3)

 

5           Any other business

 

6           Meeting schedule for 2017

No. of meeting

Date

Time

4.

16 May 2017 (Tue)

at 2:30pm

5.

18 July 2017 (Tue)

at 2:30pm

6.

19 September 2017 (Tue)

at 2:30pm

 

 

 



Minutes:

Minutes of the 3rd meeting held on 21 March 2017 at 2:30pm in Room 1410 of the Duke of Windsor Social Service Building.

Present:

Mrs Helina YUK (Chairperson)

Hong Kong SKH Lady MacLehose Centre

 

Dr Annissa LUI
(Vice-chairperson)

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

 

Mr LAI Wing Hoi

Caritas – Hong Kong

 

Ms Vivian LAW

Evangel Children’s Home

 

Mrs Queenie WONG

Evangelical Lutheran Church Social Service - Hong Kong

 

Mr Cooke CHEUNG

St James' Settlement

 

Ms Anka MA

The Free Methodist Church of Hong Kong

 

Mr Raymond LAI

The Salvation Army

 

Mr CHAN Kwok Bong

The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong / Rep of SC (CY)

 

Mrs Angela CHIU

Hong Kong Catholic Marriage Advisory Council / Rep of SC (FC)

 

Dr WONG Fu Keung, Daniel

The University of Hong Kong (Co-opted Member)

 

Ms Crystal CHENG

HKCSS

 

 

 

In-attendance:

Mr Moses MUI (CO, FC)

HKCSS

 

Ms Karen YIU (CO, CY)

HKCSS

 

Mr KUO Chun Chuen
(CO, Rehab)

HKCSS

 

Ms Emily LEUNG
(CO, Elderly)

HKCSS

 

Ms Louisa YAU (O, CY)

HKCSS

 

Ms Franki WONG (Recorder)

HKCSS

 

 

 

Apologies:

Ms Yvonne CHAK

Hong Kong Christian Service/ Rep of SC (ELD)

 

Ms Susan SO

Hong Kong Society for the Protection of Children

 

Ms LAM Yee Mui

The Boys' & Girls' Clubs Association of Hong Kong

 

Mrs Winnie WONG

The Hong Kong Society for the Deaf
/ Rep of SC (Rehab)

1          Confirmation of minutes of the last meeting

Minutes were confirmed without any amendment.

 

2          Matters arising

2.1         Hong Kong 2030+

Regarding to the Hong Kong 2030+ Consultation, the Planning Department had come and met with our colleagues. The need of Hong Kong Planning Standard and Guideline was addressed. Mr Keith Wong from the core business of Policy Advocacy and Research would consolidate the views from members of different committees and submit the paper to the Planning Department. For members’ information, the initial recommendations of the Elderly Service Program Plan (ESPP) had been formulated. Planning standard of the elderly service was mentioned in the ESPP.

 

2.2         2017 Welfare Agenda and Priorities Setting (WAPS) Exercise

Meeting was held with SWD to update the progress of our 2016 WAPS submission. A written progress update from SWD was shared with members for perusal. For 2017 WAPS Exercise, each specialized committee had already started the discussion on this year’s proposal. Each service could suggest 3-4 welfare agendas.

 

3          For discussion

3.1         Implications of the initial recommendation of in Elderly Service Program Plan (ESPP)

The report of “Consensus Building Stage” with the initial recommendations was published. The report contained with 4 strategic directions including 20 recommendations. Ms Crystal Cheng highlighted the recommendation of “Co-payment”. Members understood that the aging society would increase expenses of welfare and medical for the government, but the question was how to make the elders able to afford for the co-payment. Members also reflected that using voucher may lead to less competitive for the small NGOs in the operation.

 

3.2         Business Plan 2017 – 18

Ms Crystal Cheng introduced the new job arrangement of the Business Directors of the Council, but the new arrangement would not affect the governance of the Standing Committees. Ms Cheng also highlighted the business plan of the Council and the core items which were mainly handled by the Standing Committee on Service Development, including welfare planning, Welfare Agenda and Priorities Setting Exercise and Best Practice Awards.

 

3.3         Review of Procedural Guide for Handling Child Abuse Cases

The captioned review had started from end 2016. 5 areas would be reviewed by phases. The whole review would take around 3 years and task group had been formed already. The 1st review area would focus on the definition and handling approaches. Mr Moses Mui highlighted the core concerns on the review. Members suggested SWD to issue a case book for NGOs’ reference on the handling approach. Specialized Committee on Children and Youth would consolidate the views and submit the paper by end March 2017. 

 

3.4         Consultation on Sexual Offences involving Children and Persons with Mental Impairment

The Law Reform Commission's Review of Sexual Offences Sub-committee published a consultation paper making preliminary proposals for the reform of the law concerning sexual offences involving children and persons with mental impairment in November 2016. There was a series of 4 consultations. The 1st consultation had already been held in 2012, while the captioned consultation was the second one and intended to cover the overall review of the substantive sexual offences. Mr Kuo Chun Chuen and Ms Louisa Yau briefing highlighted the proposed changes mentioned in the consultation papers. For follow up action, a discussion would be conducted with youth on 21 April 2017. Then the Council would submit the paper to the Commission by May 2017.

 

4          For Information

4.1         2017 Best Practice Awards in Social Welfare

Over 100 entries were received. Participating NGOs were required to submit a 3-page project summary by 20 March for the 1st round assessment. Around 20% of projects would be selected for the final adjudication.

 

4.2         Progress report

The progress of each team was illustrated in the report. Mr Moses Mui highlighted the item #13, the 10th Mainland, Hong Kong and Macau Conference on Prevention of Drug Abuse, which would be conducted on 17 – 20 October 2017 at the headquarter of Hong Kong Red Cross. The conference would be consisted of 3-day symposium and 1-day agency visit. Members and their colleagues were invited to attend the Conference.

 

Regarding to the issue of MTR arson attack, a paper submission had been sent to LegCo to address the condolences to the victims of the attack and concerns on the community support services of Integrated Community Center for Mental Wellness (ICCMW). The case load problem of ICCMW and the need to improve the public education and clinical support were also addressed.

 

Ms Crystal Cheng reported that the report of the Review Committee on Mental Health would be released very soon. A high level advisory committee would be formed to monitor the execution of the recommendations raised in the report. Further details would be shared once the report was published.

 

5          Any other business

Nil

 

6          Meeting schedule for 2017

No. of meeting

Date

4.

16 May 2017 (Tue) at 2:30pm

5.

18 July 2017 (Tue) at 2:30pm

6.

19 September 2017 (Tue) at 2:30pm


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