Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Further Progress in Strengthening Social Safety Nets
Mar 10, 2022
These initiatives are part of our continuous efforts to strengthen our social safety nets, and provide Comprehensive, Convenient and Coordinated (3C) support for those in need.
Update on Implementation of Recommendations from the Taskforce on Family Violence
Mar 10, 2022
This factsheet provides updates on several initiatives: (i) Raising family violence awareness through a refreshed Break the Silence public education campaign and promoting a Hand Signal for Help, (ii) Tapping on ComLink to support early detection of family and domestic violence, (iii) Amending the Women's Charter to strengthen legal provisions on protection against family violence, and (iv) Deploying forensic-trained psychologists to community-based Family Violence Specialist Centres.
Strengthening Social Safeguards For Gambling
Feb 14, 2022
MSF will strengthen social safeguards for gambling, in tandem with the introduction of the Gambling Control Bill and the Gambling Regulatory Authority of Singapore Bill in Parliament on 14 Feb 2022.
Adjustments to The Courage Fund Application Criteria
Feb 14, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) and the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) have made adjustments to The Courage Fund application criteria to ensure that support continues to be channeled to those with greater needs.
New Career Advice and Mentoring Programme (CAMP) for Youth who Leave ITE Prematurely
Jan 19, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) launched a mentoring programme pilot, Career Advice and Mentoring Programme (CAMP) for youth who leave ITE prematurely, as part of MSF's ongoing efforts to support at-risk youths.
Invitation for CSOs to Nominate Suitable Candidates for Appointment as Singapore Government Representative for Children's Rights on the ACWC
Jan 18, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development will be inviting Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) to nominate suitable candidates for appointment as the Singapore Government Representative for Children's Rights on the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC).
Seniors' Mobility And Enabling Fund And Assistive Technology Fund To Provide Enhanced Support For Seniors And Persons With Disabilities
Jan 17, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will be enhancing the Seniors' Mobility and Enabling Fund (SMF) and Assistive Technology Fund (ATF) to expand support for seniors and persons with disabilities and improve client centricity.
Women's Charter Amendments To Reflect Importance of Family Relationships
Jan 10, 2022
Parliament has passed amendments to the Women's Charter (WC) to reflect the importance of family relationships. The amendments serve to enhance the marriage process and strengthen focus on care for the family and welfare of the children in divorce proceedings.
Review of The Maintenance of Parents Act
Jan 7, 2022
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has formed a Workgroup to review and further strengthen the Maintenance of Parents Act to better meet the needs of our elderly and community.
COVID-19 Recovery Grant Extended Until 31 Dec 2022 To Provide Further Support
Dec 21, 2021
MSF extended the application period for the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) until 31 Dec 2022, to continue to provide support for those who are financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.