Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
New Initiatives To Support Children And Early Childhood Sector
Oct 16, 2021
Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Masagos Zulkifli announced new initiatives to support early childhood (EC) educators, preschool operators and children at the Early Childhood Conference on 16 October 2021.
ComCare Annual Report FY2020
Oct 13, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be releasing the ComCare Annual Report FY2020 and the ComCare Trends Report FY2016-2020. MSF disbursed $236 million in ComCare assistance in FY2020, a 56% increase from FY2019’s $151 million.
Release of 16 Recommendations to Break Cycles of Violence
Sep 23, 2021
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be releasing the report by the Taskforce on Family Violence with 16 recommendations aimed at improving immediate support for survivors, enhancing protection for them, preventing violence from recurring, and raising awareness of early warning signs.
Child Development Account Top-Up From September 2021
Aug 27, 2021
The Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be announcing the CDA top-up for every Singaporean child aged 0 to 6 in 2021, to provide families with additional support for their child-raising expenses.
Launch Of Alliance For Action To Strengthen Marriages And Family Relationships
Aug 4, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be setting up an Alliance for Action (AfA) to Strengthen Marriages and Family Relationships. Led by Minister of State for Social and Family Development, Sun Xueling, this AfA is part of MSF’s vision to actively bring stakeholders, community partners and Singaporeans together to co-create solutions and implement them to strengthen marriages and families.
Proposed Amendments to Child Development Co-Savings Act to Provide More Support for Parents and Employers
Jul 5, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) is proposing to amend the Child Development Co-Savings Act (CDCA) to ensure that more working parents with Singaporean children benefit from family-friendly policies at the workplace.
Completion Rate Of Probation Orders Remained High In 2020 With Strong Collaboration With Community Parners And Support Of Technology
Jun 4, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced that the completion rate of Probation Orders closed in 2020 remained high at 82%, despite the challenges brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
27 COVID-19 Positive Cases at MINDSville @ Napiri
Jun 2, 2021
27 persons at MINDSville @ Napiri Adult Disability Home, located at Lorong Napiri, have tested positive for COVID-19. MSF is working closely with the Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) to ensure the safety and well-being of residents.
COVID-19 Recovery Grant - Temporary (CRG-T) For Workers Affected By Heightened Alert Measures
May 31, 2021
MSF will launch the COVID-19 Recovery Grant – Temporary (CRG-T) to provide one-off financial support for lower- to middle-income workers who are financially impacted by the tightening of safe management measures (SMMs) under this period of Heightened Alert.
Further Tightening of Safe Management Measures in Preschools and Early Intervention Centres to Minimise Transmission
May 15, 2021
In line with the shift to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, ECDA will further tighten safe management measures (SMMs) in preschools and Early Intervention centres from 16 May to 13 June 2021.