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Singapore Government

Family Development and Support

Family Development Group

We strengthen and support families to realise the vision of making Singapore the best place for family life through our policies, programmes and publicity efforts.

  • ​The Family Policy Office formulates and reviews policies that promote and strengthen families, as well as conducts family research to drive and inform evidence-based policies and programmes.
  • ​The division supports families by providing digital solutions and online resources to improve the delivery of family services and ensure memorable marriages.
  • ​The Family Engagement Branch's Public Engagement unit provides communications support to the Family Development Group. 
  • The mission of the Division is to work with our partners to ensure enrich parenthood and promote marriages among singles.
  • The Family Support Division strengthens marriages and families by developing and implementing evidence-based and evidence-informed family support programmes for different stages of family life.
  • ​The Family ​Promotion and Partnership Division promotes and strengthen families through family-centric campaigns and enrich family life through programmes.
  • The Office of the Public Guardian carries out various functions towards enabling and protecting persons who lack mental capacity.
  • ​The Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents provides a legal recourse for elderly parents to seek maintenance from their children when they are unable to support themselves adequately.
  • ​The Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents tries to resolve parents’ claims for maintenance at his end without having them to resort to the Tribunal for the Maintenance of Parents which is the legal platform.