Staff certification for registered SCCs
Mr Yee Jenn Jong
Non-Constituency Member of Parliament
To ask the Minister for Social and Family Development
(a) whether it is a requirement for registered student care centres (SCCs) to have a minimum number of staff trained in WSQ certified or equivalent course on student care;
(b) what percentage of SCCs have at least one staff with such training; and
(c) what percentage of staff across all SCCs have attained such training.
Currently, Student Care Centres (SCCs) are not required to be licensed. The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) adopts a ‘light touch’ approach in the management of SCCs. Only SCCs which administer the Student Care Fee Assistance scheme are required to be registered. Guidelines are provided to registered centres on recommended minimal educational qualifications and training for their supervisors and staff.
As such, MSF does not have sector-wide information on the proportion of SCC staff who meet the requested training courses on student care.