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Statistics on children born in Singapore without father's name on birth certificate, or with father named but parents not married at date of registration of birth
Aug 15, 2016
Minister answers question by NMP Mr Kok Heng Leun regarding statistics on children born in Singapore without father's name on birth certificate, or with father named but parents not married at date of registration of birth
Factsheet on Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Pilot
Jul 26, 2016
The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with techniques to promote their children’s (aged up to 16 years) psychological, social and emotional competence.
Measures to encourage parents to have more children
Jul 11, 2016
The Ministry answers question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on measures to encourage parents to have more children
Child Development Co-Savings Act Bill amended to support active fatherhood and enhance child outcomes
May 9, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.
Intensive support programme to keep vulnerable children together with their families
Apr 12, 2016
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen family-based care and community support for vulnerable children, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will launch the Safe and Strong Families (SSF) pilot programme in the community by December 2016. For a start, the pilot will reach out to 400 eligible families and vulnerable children over three years.
Maternity leave for single mothers
Apr 4, 2016
Minister answers question by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on increasing maternity leave for single mothers.
Opening Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, At The Second Reading of The Women's Charter (Amendment) Bill 2016
Feb 29, 2016
Mdm Speaker, I beg to move, “That the Bill be now read a Second time”. With your permission Mdm Speaker, may I ask the Clerks to distribute the documents that would illustrate the points I am covering in my speech.
Women's Charter to Support More Complex Family Needs
Feb 29, 2016
Key amendments to the Women's Charter and the Women's Charter (Registration of Marriage) Rules, as well as enhancements in support for families undergoing divorce, are outlined in this press release.
Take up rate for paid paternity leave
Jan 28, 2016
Minister answers question by Mr Seah Kian Peng, MP for Marine Parade GRC on the take up rate for paid paternity leave
Family remains key source of support for elderly as aged households evolve
Nov 25, 2015
The elderly in Singapore are generally well-supported and play an important role in their families. This is reflected in the observations made in the latest report on Ageing Families in Singapore by the Ministry of Social and Family Development.