Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
One-in-three pre-schools now certified under Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK)
Sep 30, 2016
One-in-three pre-schools island-wide are now certified by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) under the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK), up from one-in-four last year. 249 pre-schools received their SPARK certificates today at the ECDA Early Childhood Conference 2016.
Parliamentary Secretary Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim to attend ASEAN Ministerial Meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia
Sep 28, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim will be representing Singapore at the 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) and the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development+3 (AMMSWD+3) from 29 - 30 September 2016 in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
Strong Support for New Vulnerable Adults Bill in Complementing Role of Family and Community
Sep 9, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) received 43 responses during the public consultation on the proposed new Vulnerable Adults Bill held from 27 July to 23 August 2016. The four-week public consultation saw feedback from the Family Service Centres, Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Council, Families for Life Council and AWARE.
MSF revokes status of Impresario Learning Lab as administrator of government student care fee assistance
Sep 7, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has served notice to revoke the status of Impresario Learning Lab as a student care centre that is allowed to administer government student care fee assistance. The revocation comes into effect on 20 September 2016.
Minister Tan Chuan-Jin to attend 16th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDRR
Aug 31, 2016
Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin will be representing Singapore at the 16th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting on 31 August 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.
MSF acts against Impresario Learning Lab for wrongful claims in administering government student care fee assistance
Aug 23, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development has served a notice of intention to Impresario Learning Lab on 23 August 2016 to revoke its status as a government student care fee assistance (SCFA) administrator.
Application Fees for Lasting Power of Attorney Waived for Two More Years
Aug 15, 2016
The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has extended the fee waiver for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1 applications for another two years until 31 August 2018, to encourage more Singaporeans to plan ahead with an LPA to protect their interests.
Social Service Officer Charged for Misappropriation of Funds
Aug 3, 2016
The Police have charged a Social Service Office (SSO) officer, Chia Kwang Hwee, under the Penal Code, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act.
Public Consultation on Draft Vulnerable Adults Bill 2016
Jul 27, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) invites members of the public to give their views on the draft Vulnerable Adults Bill. The public consultation will be hosted on the Government e-consultation portal, REACH from 27 July to 23 August 2016.
MSF revokes status of Welcare Student Care Centre as administrator of Student Care Fee Assistance
Jun 28, 2016
MSF has served notice to revoke the status of Welcare Student Care Centre as a student care centre that is allowed to administer government student care fee assistance. The revocation comes into effect on 1 Aug 2016.