Upholding the "family-centric" perspective, the Society has been providing different kinds of children services including the Foster Care Service, Kindergarten Social Work service, Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project, and the After School Care and Support Programme, to serve and support needy families, and to promote the well-being and development of children.
The Foster Care service provides temporary residential family care to children whose family members cannot adequately take care of them due to family problems. Children in need can enjoy family life and proper care until they can be restored home or have other long-term care arrangements. Emergency Foster Care Service provides immediate and short-term family care to children under 18 years of age, whose parents cannot care for them because of emergency or crisis situations. In our After School Care and Support Programme, we provide Centre-based and School-based After School Care and Support Programmes to primary and secondary school students in different service units to assist students. The Society also participates in the Pilot Scheme on Social Work Service for Pre-Primary Institutions (Phase 1 to Phase 3) to provide Kindergarten Social Work Service for 32 kindergartens. Our Society also launched "Nurturing Seeds” School Social Work Services in a self-financing mode to provide stationing kindergarten social work service to kindergarten and nurseries. The "Neighbourhood Support Child Care Project” (NSCCP) aims at providing a flexible form of day care service for children aged under 9 to meet the needs of the parents at the neighbourhood level.
Kindergarten Support Service
"Nurturing Seeds" Kindergarten Social Work
In response to family needs and to fill the service gap, our Society launched "Nurturing Seeds" School Social Work Services in a self-financing mode to provide stationing kindergarten social work service to kindergarten and nurseries which aim at offering preventive service and timely intervention to needy families, as well as strengthening family funcitons.
Students, students' family members and teachers in Kindergarten / Nursery
Stationing Service / on-site support service at Pre-primary Institutions
Carenet for the child @ Kidergarten Social Work Service Project
January 2017 - December 2019
Sponsor: Keswick Foundation Limited
CareNet for the Children @ Kindergarten Social Work Service Project was launched in January 2017 with a three-year funding support by Keswick Foundation Limited to provide “stationing” social worker service in kindergartens. In response to family needs and to fill the service gap, this project, which is based on the "Social Emotional Learning" (SEL) theory, assists preschoolers and their families by offering preventive, developmental and educational support and related services to them, fostering a positive home-school cooperation as well as building a caring support network for child development.
(In no particular order)
- Lock Tao Christian Kindergarten
- Yan Oi Tong Dan Yang Wing Man Kindergarten
- Tai Po Merchants Association Cheung Hok Ming Kindergarten (Tseung Kwan O Branch)
- Grace Baptist Kindergarten
- St Peter's Church Kindergarten
- Zion Lutheran Kindergarten
- The Salvation Army Centaline Charity Fund Yau Tong Kindergarten
- St James Catholic Kindergarten
- Christian Youth Centre Kindergarten (Yau Tong)
- Enquiry service
- Counselling service
- Preschoolers Educational / Developmental Group & Programmes
- Parent Educational / Developmental Groups & Programmes
- Parent-Child Activities
- Teacher Training Workshop
- “Evidence-based” research studies on the needs of preschoolers and their families