Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Joint MOH-MSF statement in response to AGO Audit 2019 Observations on Thematic Audit
Jul 16, 2019
The Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) acknowledge the observations made by the Auditor-General’s Office (AGO) in its thematic audit on social grants managed by MOH and MSF.
Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim Shares Singapore's Vision Of Being A Nurturing And Endearing Home For Our Children
May 22, 2019
Oral presentation by SPS Faishal Ibrahim on Singapore’s combined Fourth and Fifth Periodic Reports at the 81st Session of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child, on 16 and 17 May 2019.
More Integrated Support for Children with Developmental Needs Under ECDA
Apr 10, 2019
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) under the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will oversee both Early Intervention (EI) services and preschool services from end 2020, with the transfer of EI functions from the Disability Office in MSF to ECDA to be done progressively from July 2019. MSF will also launch a workgroup to strengthen the support for children with developmental needs.
Localised, research-backed parenting resources to better support parents
Mar 14, 2019
An initiative by MSF, the online portal empowers parents to take a more active role in nurturing their child by curating parenting information on a wide range of topics for parents-to-be, and parents with young children up to six years old.
Youths help redesign the ROM & ROMM building, hoping to say "I do" there one day
Mar 11, 2019
Students from three Institutes of Higher Learning are exploring how to redesign the interior of the 36-year-old building that houses the Registries of Civil and Muslim Marriages (ROM and ROMM) at Fort Canning.
More Comprehensive Convenient and Coordinated Support for Low-Income and Vulnerable Families
Mar 6, 2019
To better support low-income and vulnerable families, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will increase the assistance provided by ComCare schemes. MSF will also strengthen social service delivery in partnership with government agencies and community organisations, so as to provide more Comprehensive, Convenient and Coordinated support for these families.
Intergenerational and extended family ties increasingly important as population ages
Feb 12, 2019
Enhanced Early Intervention: Better Support for Children with Developmental Needs
Jan 28, 2019
of children with developmental needs can look forward to more customised and affordable Early Intervention (EI)
services to maximise their children’s potential.
New Council For Board Diversity To Increase Women's Representation On Boards
Jan 16, 2019
From January 2019, the Diversity Action Committee (DAC) will widen its scope from increasing the representation of women on boards of Singapore Exchange (SGX) listed companies, to include organisations in the people and public sectors. It will be renamed the Council for Board Diversity (CBD), and have President Halimah Yacob as its Patron.
Launch of Skills Framework for Social Service at Social Service Institute Graduation and Awards Ceremony 2019
Jan 12, 2019
The Skills Framework for Social Service was launched at the annual Social Service Institute (SSI) Graduation & Awards Ceremony, during which certificates, diplomas, scholarships and awards were presented to 219 entry level and mid-career professionals, sector leaders and domain experts.