Child Abuse: Nearly 9,000 cases needed intervention, MOHW says

Taipei Times
Date: Jan 17, 2019
By: Lee I-chia  /  Staff reporter

There were nearly 9,000 child abuse cases that needed intervention by officials last year, including 15 that resulted in death, the Ministry of Health and Welfare (MOHW) said yesterday, urging people to be vigilant about suspected child abuse in their neighborhoods.

A video posted online on Saturday, purportedly showing a man in New Taipei City beating his son for not getting hot sauce from a street stall and also beating his wife for trying to stop him, went viral and led to a public outcry over child abuse and domestic violence.

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) on Monday wrote on Facebook that most reports of domestic violence were filed by police officers and hospitals, not through the ministry’s 113 abuse prevention hotline.

She urged everyone to pay more attention to children in their surroundings who are suspected of being abused.    [FULL  STORY]

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