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.
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.
Opening Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, At The Second Reading of The Women's Charte
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.
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at We Are Able! Event
Feb 27, 2016
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the We Are Able! Event on Saturday, 27 February 2016 at Marina Bay Sands, Heliconia Ballroom
Waiting time for professional assessment of persons with disabilities
Jan 29, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary answers question by Associate Professor Fatimah Lateef, MP for Marine Parade GRC on the waiting time for professional assessment of persons with disabilities
Appointment of deputies for individuals no longer capable of decisions
Jan 28, 2016
Minister answers question by Ms Tin Pei Ling, MP for MacPherson SMC on the appointment of deputies for individuals no longer capable of decisions
Speech by Ms Ang Bee Lian at the Universal Periodic Review
Jan 27, 2016
Speech by Ms Ang Bee Lian, Director of Social Welfare at the United Nations Periodic Review in Geneva on 27 January 2016
Addendum to the President's Address (2016)
Jan 20, 2016
The social needs of our citizens and families are becoming more complex as the demographics, economics and family structures in Singapore change. In the years to come, MSF will focus on strengthening marriages and families, providing a good start for our young, extending a helping hand for the vulnerable, and fostering a caring community.
Public supports proposed changes to Mental Capacity Act
Jan 12, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) received 24 feedback inputs to the proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act, with the majority expressing support. Other than individuals, groups such as Association of Banks in Singapore, the Law Society of Singapore and Life Insurance Association Singapore shared their feedback during the public consultation period from 7 to 28 December 2015.
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the opening of Eden Centre @ Clementi
Jan 7, 2016
Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, at the opening of Eden Centre @ Clementi on 7 January 2016
Enhanced Support for Aspiring Early Childhood Leaders Through SkillsFuture Study Awards
Jan 4, 2016
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has introduced the SkillsFuture Study Award for Early Childhood (EC) sector to develop and deepen the skills of EC educators to assume leadership responsibilities. This complements the suite of programmes already available to support EC educators at various stages of their career.