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Singapore Government

Youth Residential Service

Restore Lives, Empower Transformation, Re-create Future 

We are responsible for the rehabilitation, protection and reintegration of youth placed in secure care at the Singapore Boys’ Home and Singapore Girls’ Home. 

The Homes are gazetted as a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre for youth offenders dealt with by the Youth Court, and as a Place of Safety for youths admitted on a Family Guidance Order, a Care and Protection Order or under the Women’s Charter.

What We Do

We provide stability and safety for the youths placed in residential care. Our programmes and services focus on enhancing their lives and consequently, those of their families.  

Assessment and Individualised Care Plans

We provide rigorous risk and needs assessment to all youths placed in our care. Based on this assessment, an Individualised Care Plan is developed for each youth which details the targeted intervention that they would receive while they are in care. The progress of each youth is monitored through regular reviews.

Residential Programme

The youths have structured daily routines, undergo programmes for their holistic development, and are taught habits and skills to help them lead better lives. Family and community engagements are also harnessed to support their rehabilitation.

The residential programme consists of:
  • Individual sessions
  • Family work
  • Education (comprises academic education or vocational training) 
  • Group activities
  • Religious classes, where applicable
  • Casework and therapeutic programmes
  • Recreation activities (e.g. sports, visual art, music, etc.)
  • Enrichment activities (e.g. learning journeys, community service, etc.)

Our Staff

For each youth, there are three key groups of staff who work closely with them:

  1. Youth Guidance Officers – work with the youths to improve their daily living habits and self management skills
  2. Caseworkers – build and strengthen their socio-emotional development, and relationships with family or significant others; and
  3. Teachers (Ministry of Education-trained or industry-qualified instructors) – equip youth with educational preparation and/or relevant certification for their future learning pursuits.

With progress, restored relationships and small successes experienced in their lives, we believe these youth will be better equipped and prepared to re-integrate into the community and lead meaningful lives.

Who We Help

    Singapore Boys' Home

  • Children and young persons, between 10 and 19 years old, who may be at risk or in conflict with the law, or requiring care and protection.

    Singapore Girls' Home

  • Children and young persons, between 10 and 19 years old, who may be at risk or in conflict with the law, or requiring care and protection.
  • Girls and women, below 21 years old, who require to reside in a place of safety for reasons such as ill treatment or moral danger.

Our Team

Mr Lee Chin Soon

Head of Home (SGH) / Senior Deputy Director
Ms Cheng Chai Kiew Irene

Head of Home (Designate) (SBH) / Senior Deputy Director
Mr Chiew Hock Meng
Deputy Director, Education
Mr Chan Yew Heng Edwin 
Senior Assistant Director, Intelligence
Mr Raymond Ng Kheng Hong
Senior Assistant Director, Operations & Security
Mr Phandeyan s/o Thangavellu

Senior Assistant Director, Corporate Service & Change Management
Ms Leong Yim Peng Kathleen
Senior Assistant Director, Therapeutic Casework
Mr Chelliah Ken Kulendran 
Senior Assistant Director, Planning, Development & Partnership
Mr Loy Siang Meng

Senior Assistant Director, Youth Guidance & Management (SBH)
Mr Heng Cheng Hong Benjamin

Assistant Director, Youth Guidance & Management (SGH)
(Staff Support, Professional Development & Programme Management)

Ms Rodziah Binte Ahmad

Assistant Director, Youth Guidance & Management (SGH) (Operations)
Ms Deepa Ramalingam

Contact details and team members