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.
Public consultation on draft Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill 2015
Dec 17, 2015
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be holding a public consultation on the draft Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill from 7 December to 28 December 2015. The public consultation will be hosted on the Government e-consultation portal, REACH (www.reach.gov.sg/MCA2015)
$116 million disbursed under ComCare in 2014
Dec 17, 2015
About $116 million in ComCare assistance was provided in Financial Year 2014 (FY14) from 1 Apr 2014 to 31 Mar 2015. According to the latest ComCare Annual Report published by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), this is an increase of more than 10% in ComCare assistance disbursed compared to $102 million in the previous FY.
Public expresses support for amendments to the draft Women's Charter
Dec 7, 2015
MSF received about 260 instances of feedback, the majority of which expressed support for the amendments to the Women’s Charter (Amendment) Bill 2016. The public consultation was conducted between 19 October and 8 November 2015. Besides the public, groups such as the Families for Life Council, the Singapore Council of Women's Organisations, the Association of Women for Action and Research and the Law Society of Singapore also shared their views on the key amendments to the Bill.
Foster Family Tea Party 2015
Nov 29, 2015
The MSF Fostering Services (FS) organises the annual foster parent appreciation event as a gesture of recognition for the many contributions made by foster parents in caring for children in need.
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.
Launch of the National Social Work Competency Framework
Nov 20, 2015
The National Social Work Competency Framework (NSWCF) was launched today by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin. The NSWCF will guide the development of social workers across different settings, such as healthcare and community-based social service organisations. The NSWCF will serve as a career guide for more than 1,600 social workers in Singapore.
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum 2015
Nov 17, 2015
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development at the Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum 2015 on 17 November 2015
Assault on MSF officer at Social Service Office
Nov 17, 2015
On 6 November 2015, a member of the public visited our SSO@Toa Payoh to apply for financial assistance. Our officer was assaulted when she was interviewing him to understand his financial situation better. MSF has reported to the Police about the assault.
Opening Remarks by Mr Desmond Lee at ACT Conference on At-Risk Youths
Nov 4, 2015
Opening remarks by Mr Desmond Lee, Senior Minister of State for Home Affairs and National Development, at the ACT! Conference on At-Risk Youths on Wednesday, 4 November 2015
Opening Address by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at ACT! Conference on At-Risk Youths
Nov 3, 2015
Keynote Address by Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon at ACT! Conference on At-Risk Youths, 3 November 2015 at The Star Performing Arts Centre.