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.
MSF Appoints New Chairman and Welcomes Six New Members to Families for Life Council
Feb 13, 2020
The Families for Life (FFL) Council welcomed a new Chairman on 1 Feb 2020. Six new members also joined FFL Council in August 2019.
POSITIVE RESPONSE FROM OVER 50 CHILDCARE OPERATORS FOR NEW TERM OF PARTNER OPERATOR SCHEME
Feb 5, 2020
As part of efforts to expand the provision of government-supported preschool places, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) in November 2019 launched a new call for applications from childcare operators for the new term of the Partner Operator (POP) scheme. ECDA closed the application process on 31 Jan 2020 (Friday) and received 52 applications from operators to join the next term of the POP scheme. This is more than double the number of operators currently appointed on the existing POP term.
ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONARY MEASURES AGAINST COVID-19
Feb 4, 2020
Precautionary Measures for COVID-19
Jan 29, 2020
MSF has been stepping up precautions to protect our preschool community and other vulnerable groups.
Our latest advisories and announcements can be found here.
Enhancing Support for Disadvantaged Families by Strengthening Community Partnerships
Jan 18, 2020
Mr. Desmond Lee, the Minister for Social and Family Development, officially launched the Marsiling Community Link (ComLink) programme space today. Marsiling is one of four estates in Singapore with ComLink. The other three locations are Jalan Kukoh, Kembangan-Chai Chee and Boon Lay. ComLink was first introduced in March 2019. It provides targeted community-based programmes and support to families with children who are staying in rental housing.
Speech by Mr Desmond Lee at Public Sector Transformation Awards 2020
Jan 8, 2020
I am delighted to be able to join you at this year's award ceremony, on the cusp of the new year ahead of us, and I would like to start by congratulating the 60 recipients of the Public Sector Transformation Awards.
Call for applications for new term of childcare Partner Operator scheme
Nov 29, 2019
To apply, registered Key Appointment Holders should email Sector_Funding@ecda.gov.sg with your centre codes for information on how to submit an Expression of Interest. Existing Partner Operators will also have to express their interest if they wish to be considered for the new term.
ECDA will acknowledge receipt of the email within 3 working days.
You are advised to email ECDA early to give sufficient time to prepare your application and supporting documents before the submission deadline on 31 Jan 2020, 5pm.
POSITIVE CHILD OUTCOMES FROM PARENT EDUCATION – MSF ROLLS OUT REGIONAL PARENTING SUPPORT PROVIDERS
Nov 13, 2019
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF)
announced today the appointment of 10 Parenting Support Providers (PSP) to help
equip all parents with parenting skills in a more holistic manner. This is in
response to increasing demand from parents who want to pick up new skills to
help strengthen their relationships with their children.
OPENING ADDRESS BY MR DESMOND LEE, MINISTER FOR SOCIAL AND FAMILY DEVELOPMENT, AT ASIAN FAMILY CONFERENCE 2019, ON 13 NOVEMBER 2019, MANDARIN ORCHARD HOTEL, SINGAPORE
Nov 13, 2019
have also reviewed the structure and delivery of such programmes, with a view
of improving their impact and delivery. I am glad to announce that we have
moved to a new regional Parenting Support Provider model, where the appointed social
service agency will be the one-stop service provider for their region.
Financial Assistance for Families with Special Needs Adult Members
Nov 5, 2019
Minister answers a question by Mr Murali Pillai on what financial avenues of help are there for families with adult members who have special needs such as dyslexia, autism and Down's Syndrome and who wish to enrol them into programmes to make them employable or socially engaged.