The Police College and The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) co-organised a TeachLink workshop at the Police Headquarters on May 18 for 31 teachers from 25 secondary schools. The workshop focused on the challenges the teachers might face, including domestic violence involving students as well as triad issues.
Also present at the workshop included Vice President of EdUHK Professor Lui Tai-lok, Assistant Professor in the Department of Social Sciences at EdUHK Dr Ho Ka-ki as well as Director Dr Cheung Ching and Deputy Director (2) Dr Chiu Sau-mee of the Police College.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Professor Lui said the TeachLink workshop could serve as a platform for officers, academia and teachers to enhance communication. Dr Cheung said the Police College is looking forward to holding more TeachLink exchange activities with prospective teachers at EdUHK.
The workshop started with a sharing of child abuse cases by Professor Chan Ko-ling, the Associate Head in the Department of Applied Social Sciences of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He spoke on his observations about the initial screening and risk assessment of child abuse cases he handled. Then the Force's Triad Expert Wan Chin-kei talked about ways to prevent and tackle juvenile gangs. At the end of the workshop, student representatives of EdUHK who have participated in the TeachLink Scheme held an interactive discussion session. The teachers participated actively in the discussion. They thanked the Force, including Police School Liaison Officers in districts, for its support and assistance to schools.