Official Speeches, Press Releases, Media Coverage, Replies to Forum Letters, Parliamentary Replies, Media Replies and Clarifications issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Data on domestic sexual violence cases involving boys in the past five years
Jul 4, 2022
MSF's response to parliamentary question by Mr Zhulkarnain Abdul Rahim regarding domestic, family or sexual violence cases involving boys and what are the current assistance or interim shelters available for the protection of boys.
Training officers from day activity centres fall under the bracket of nurse aid/care staff
Jul 4, 2022
MSF response to a parliamentary question by Mr Christopher de Souza regarding whether training officers from the day activity centres will fall under the bracket of ‘instructors’ instead of ‘nurse aides/care staff’ given the nature of their job scope so as to allow for greater remuneration according to the salary guidelines for the social service sector.
Enhancement to the Voluntary Welfare Organisation Transport Subsidy Scheme for Persons With Disabilities
Jun 29, 2022
From 1 July 2022, MSF will increase subsidies under the scheme to reduce transport costs for persons with disabilities who take dedicated transport to attend Special Education (SPED) Schools and community-based programmes. The scheme will also be renamed the 'Enabling Transport Subsidy'.
Opening Remarks by Ms Sun Xueling, Minister of State for Social and Family Development & Home Affairs, At McDonald’s Family Mental Wellness Event
Jun 28, 2022
Through the partnership with McDonald’s, we hope that this programme become more accessible to parents. Plus, prompt parents to think about their children’s mental well-being, as they enjoy happy family time together.
Higher Assistance Rates For ComCare Households
Jun 21, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will increase the amount of
assistance for lower-income households on the ComCare Long-Term Assistance (LTA) and
Short-to-Medium-Term Assistance (SMTA) schemes from 1 August 2022. This is part of the
support package introduced by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Finance Lawrence
Wong to provide support to households, individuals and businesses, in view of inflationary
pressures caused by external factors.
Speech by Mr Masagos Zulkifli, Minster for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Health at the Financial Capability and Asset Building Event
Jun 21, 2022
Address by Minister Masagos Zulkifli at the "Financial Capability and Asset Building Initiative: Maximising Potential, Empowering Communities" Event.
Opening Remarks By Mr Eric Chua, Parlimentary Secretary For Ministry Of Social And Family Development, And Ministry Of Culture, Community And Youth At Klook Cares: Movies In The Sky Edition
Jun 10, 2022
Parlimentary Secretary For Ministry Of Social And Family Development, And Ministry Of Culture, Community And Youth Eric Chua's Opening Remarks At Klook Cares: Movies In The Sky Edition.
Minister Masagos Zulkifli to make Working Visit to Brunei from 10 to 12 June
Jun 10, 2022
Minister for Social and Family Development, Second Minister for Health and Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs Masagos Zulkifli will make a working visit to Bandar Seri Begawan, Negara Brunei Darussalam from 10 to 12 June to affirm strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
Highest Completion Rate Since 2012 for Probation Orders, Bolstered by Strong Family and Community Support
Jun 2, 2022
87% of the Probation Orders that ended in 2021 were successfully completed, the highest completion rate since 2012. This was a key achievement highlighted in the Probation and Community Rehabilitation Service (PCRS) Annual Report 2021, which recognises the collective efforts of families, Probation Officers, Volunteer Probation Officers, and community partners in supporting probationers in their rehabilitation journey.
Closure of The Courage Fund Relief Schemes
May 24, 2022
Following the adjustment in Singapore's Disease Outbreak Response System Condition (DORSCON) status on 26 April 2022, and extensive easing of community and border measures, MSF and NCSS have reviewed and will close all TCF COVID-19 relief schemes with immediate effect. Those who had been certified as COVID-positive before 24 May 2022 can still apply.