Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
National Care Hotline to Cease Operations from 31 December 2022
Dec 2, 2022
The National CARE Hotline (NCH) will cease operations from 31 December 2022, 8pm, following a decrease in number of calls received. As of 1 November 2022, more than 76,500 calls have been made to the hotline – emotional support, mental health issues, as well as marital and family issues have been the top concerns surfaced by callers.
A DEDICATED FAMILY ZONE AT GARDENS BY THE BAY
Nov 26, 2022
Joint Press Release The Republic Of Indonesia And The Republic Of Singapore Sign Memorandum Of Understanding On Women Empowerment, Child Protection And Family Development
Nov 8, 2022
The Republic of Indonesia and the Republic of Singapore have strengthened their bilateral cooperation with the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on women empowerment, child protection and family development.
"A Singapore Made for Families 2025" Plan - Strengthens Commitment to a Family-Friendly Society
Nov 8, 2022
Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies Heng Swee Keat unveiled the plan “A Singapore Made For Families 2025 (MFF 2025)” today at the CIFA Regional Symposium & MSF Asian Family Conference 2022 (CIFA-AFC 2022).
New Online Portal for LPA
Nov 7, 2022
With effect from 14 November 2022, individuals can make a Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) with greater ease, convenience, and security using a new Office of the Public Guardian Online system (OPGO).
Government Announces Key Preschool Moves To Better Support Families And Boost Early Childhood Careers
Oct 29, 2022
At the Early Childhood Celebrations 2022, Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Masagos Zulkifli announced key preschool moves to better support families with young children and enhance career proposition for early childhood (EC) educators in preschools. These moves build on the Early Childhood Development Agency’s (ECDA) ongoing efforts to improve access to quality and affordable preschools, and give every child a good start.
45,000 Households Assisted with ComCare in FY2021; Payouts Remain Higher Than Before COVID-19
Oct 21, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) released the ComCare Annual Report FY2021 and the ComCare Trends Report FY2017–2021 today. Around 45,000 households received ComCare assistance in FY2021, a drop of 3% compared to over 46,000 households assisted in FY2020 when Singapore was at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic.
First Reading of the Penal Code (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution (Amendment No. 3) Bill
Oct 20, 2022
The Penal Code (Amendment) Bill and the Constitution of the Republic of Singapore (Amendment No. 3) Bill were introduced for First Reading in Parliament today.
More Than $86 Million Invested In Scholarship and Training Awards to Support Early Childhood Educators
Oct 11, 2022
The Minister for Social and Family Development Masagos Zulkifli today presented the ECDA Scholarships and Training Awards to over 270 aspiring and in-service educators at a presentation ceremony. Among them, 14 Training Award recipients received Commendation Awards for exemplary achievements during their studies.
First Constructive Dialogue With The United Nations Committee On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities
Aug 29, 2022
Singapore will participate in its first Constructive Dialogue with the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘the Committee’) on 30 and 31 August 2022 in Geneva, Switzerland.