Child abuse scandal uncovered at Saraburi welfare facility, police investigate

Photo Courtesy of Freepik

Following a shocking Facebook post revealing the abuse of over 280 children at a welfare institution in Saraburi, central Thailand, a multi-disciplinary team, including social development and human security officials, psychologists, and police, swiftly moved to investigate the claims on-site.

The horrific mistreatment and physical abuse of more than 280 young lives at a welfare institution in Saraburi province were revealed on Facebook. The children were allegedly punished, tortured, and kept in dark rooms, similar to those found in prisons, reported Khaosod.

In response to these alarming allegations, a multi-disciplinary team, consisting of Social Development and Human Security officials from Saraburi province, prosecutors, social workers, psychologists, and police officers from Phra Phutthabat Police Station, immediately launched an investigation. They began by discussing their approach to the inquiry and proceeded to inspect the Than Tawan building within the institution, where the abuse was said to have occurred.

The team then conducted interviews with the affected children to ascertain the truth behind the claims in a conference room at the welfare institution. Sunee Srisongkramlertru, an inspector from the Ministry of Social Development and Human Security, was also involved in questioning the children who were allegedly abused.

Charges have not been issued by the police as yet as the investigation is ongoing.

Last week, a shocking child abuse incident came to light after a three year old girl was found murdered in Thailand’s southern Narathiwat province. The Foundation for Children and Women’s Welfare is assisting the grief-stricken parents in their pursuit of justice.

Paweena Hongsakul, the president of the Paweena Hongsakul Foundation for Children and Women, met with local police to discuss the case. The child, known as “A” (name withheld), disappeared on Sunday, May 14 and was found dead in a water pond about 300 metres away from her home on May 16. The area, which is used for livestock grazing, is located in Kaluewao Kao sub-district in the main city district of Narathiwat. Read more about the story HERE.

Thailand News

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

Nattapong Westwood

Nattapong Westwood is a Bangkok-born writer who is half Thai and half Aussie. He studied in an international school in Bangkok and then pursued journalism studies in Melbourne. Nattapong began his career as a freelance writer before joining Thaiger. His passion for news writing fuels his dedication to the craft, as he consistently strives to deliver engaging content to his audience.