Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Third Fostering Agency to be appointed in 2017 to support shift towards family-based care
Nov 18, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will appoint a third fostering agency in 2017 to better provide support for foster parents and facilitate the care of foster children. This is in line with MSF’s vision for vulnerable children to be placed in family-based care such as foster care.
Three Volunteer Probation Officers of 40 years among 232 honoured at MSF Volunteer Awards 2016
Nov 4, 2016
This year, MSF paid tribute to a total of 232 volunteers with seven Outstanding Volunteer awards, 16 “Friends of MSF” awards, and 181 Long-Service awards at the ceremony hosted by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin.
New initiatives for aspiring early childhood educators
Nov 2, 2016
Two new initiatives for aspiring early childhood educators were announced today by Minister for Social and Family Development Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) Scholarships and Awards Presentation Ceremony 2016.
Positive Outcomes of the School-to-Work Transition Programme
Nov 2, 2016
The prototyping of the School-to-Work (S2W) Transition Programme by the Ministry of Education (MOE) with Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and SG Enable has yielded positive outcomes for students of the first graduating cohort, their parents and employers.
Preschoolers contribute over 500,000 hours to serve the community
Oct 7, 2016
Some 20,000 children from over 300 pre-schools have contributed over 500,000 hours in the past 6 months to plan and participate in 316 community service projects for this year’s President’s Challenge Project, “Start Small Dream Big”. This is a five-fold increase in hours spent by children, compared to the inaugural run of the initiative last year.
Singapore to host week-long series of ASEAN meetings on women's and children's issues
Oct 2, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development will host the 13th Meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the 15th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) and the 8th Meeting of the ACW Plus 3 which involves China, Japan and the Republic of Korea in the week of 3 to 7 October 2016. The Ministry and the Tsao Foundation will jointly organize a Forum on “Women’s Financial Security in Old Age” on 7 October 2016.
New manpower plan unveiled to create more rewarding careers for early childhood educators
Oct 1, 2016
A new Early Childhood Manpower Plan was announced today at the Early Childhood Conference 2016. It is part of the national SkillsFuture movement and is a collaborative effort by ECDA, WDA, as well as key sector partners represented on the Early Childhood Sectoral Tripartite Committee.
One-in-three pre-schools now certified under Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK)
Sep 30, 2016
One-in-three pre-schools island-wide are now certified by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) under the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK), up from one-in-four last year. 249 pre-schools received their SPARK certificates today at the ECDA Early Childhood Conference 2016.
Parliamentary Secretary Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim to attend ASEAN Ministerial Meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia
Sep 28, 2016
Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim will be representing Singapore at the 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) and the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development+3 (AMMSWD+3) from 29 - 30 September 2016 in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.
Strong Support for New Vulnerable Adults Bill in Complementing Role of Family and Community
Sep 9, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) received 43 responses during the public consultation on the proposed new Vulnerable Adults Bill held from 27 July to 23 August 2016. The four-week public consultation saw feedback from the Family Service Centres, Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Council, Families for Life Council and AWARE.