Government, law enforcement, social workers meet to stem child abuse

Friday, 19 November 2010 From Issue Vol. XVIII No. 47 By  Theerarak Suthathiwong

Faced with a growing child-abuse problem, Pattaya-area social welfare and law enforcement personnel met to improve co-ordination and protection of society’s smallest victims.

Maj. Gen. Kosol Puawet, representing the head of Region 2 Provincial Police, chaired a Nov. 10 meeting at Banglamung Police Station with Pattaya and Banglamung bureaucrats, social workers, the Pattaya Tourist Police, Chonburi Immigration, district attorneys, judges and the Child and Youth Security Protection Center in Pattaya.

Officials meet to improve co-ordination and protection amongst organizations trying to stem child abuse. Officials meet to improve co-ordination and protection amongst organizations trying to stem child abuse.

Kosol said child abuse has been on the increase, particularly cases involving violence. While state agencies all work to prevent and suppress such crimes, they work independently without coordinating with each other.

By meeting and discussing their roles, activities and processes, Kosol said, a stronger joint action plan can be devised that has all agencies working together to solve the problem.

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