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About Us - Children in Care Service 

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About the Children in Care Service

The Children in Care Service is part of the Ministry of Social and Family Development. It was formed in 2013 to provide a coordinated strategy and oversight of the Children in Care sector of Singapore.

The branch’s main objective is to bring about better outcomes for vulnerable children and youths through the following:

  • Building a strong, coordinated and integrated out-of-home care sector;

  • Growing the diversity and quality of support services for out-of-home-care; and

  • Delivering high quality services to clients.

About Our Fostering Service

Family-based care such as fostering is the best form of care for most children as they provide a more natural environment that meets their developmental needs.

Our Fostering Service aims to maintain oversight of the development, management and delivery of foster care services in Singapore.

Our Fostering Scheme has provided care for over 5,500 vulnerable children over the last 60 years.

We aim to increase our pool of foster parents so that more children can be cared for in a nurturing and loving family-home environment.

About Our Fostering Agencies

To provide greater quality care to our foster families, we have appointed fostering agencies (FAs). We now have five FAs - namely Epworth Community Services, Boys' Town, Persatuan Pemudi Islam Singapura, The Salvation Army, and Muhammadiyah Association.

 Click here to find out more about our fostering agencies.