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Development History

 
  1978 The case of Lai Shuk Mee, a 10-year-old girl being severely abused, hit the headlines of local newspapers. Moved by the sad case, a concerned multidisciplinary group saw the need to look into the problem of child abuse in Hong Kong.
  1979 ACA had a modest start in 1979, the International Year of the Child, as a pilot project funded by the Hong Kong Jockey Club (then Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club) for identifying the extent of child abuse in Hong Kong.
  1980 ACA was established and formally registered as a NGO in July 1980.
  1982 ACA became a member of the Community Chest of Hong Kong and established an office at Choi Wan Estate.
  1986 Supported by the Keswick Foundation, ACA established Tuen Mun Centre.
  1991 ACA set up a concern group on "Children being left unattended" which evolved into the Hong Kong Committee on Children's Rights (HKCCR) under ACA's auspices in 1992. HKCCR established as an independent body in 1995.
  1993 ACA became a government subvented agency. The headquarters of ACA was relocated to Chuk Yuen (North) Estate in Wong Tai Sin.
  1999 ACA became the first National Partner of International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) and jointly organized the ISPCAN 5th Asian Conference on Child Protection.
  2003 The Against Child Abuse (Macau) Association (ACAM) Child Protection Centre was established.
  2006 ACA became a full member of Child Helpline International (CHI)
  2006 ACA received 2006 Distinguished Service Award - ISPCAN  
  2008 ACA hosted 17th ISPCAN Congress on Child Abuse and Neglect in Hong Kong  
  2010 ACA organized the 'Stop Sex Trafficking of Children and Young People' Campaign with the support from ECPAT (End Child Prostitution, Child Pornography and Trafficking of Children for Sexual Purposes)  
  2011 ACA set up an office in North Point as our head office.  
  2013 ACA Child Protection Centre was established on 19th November, to extend our child protection service by using our experiences for more than 30 years.  
  2015 Supported by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, ACA Tuen Mun Centre established a multi-purpose function room at Ting Hong House, On Ting Estate.  
  2016 Supported by Fu Tak Iam Foundation, ACA established Kwai Chung Centre.  
 

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