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Whole-of-government approach to deal with suicides in the young
Sep 13, 2016
Minister answers questions by Dr Lim Wee Kiak, MP for Sembawang GRC, and Ms Saktiandi Supaat, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, about the Government's approach to dealing with youth suicides.
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.
Statistics on children born in Singapore without father's name on birth certificate, or with father named but parents not married at date of registration of birth
Aug 15, 2016
Minister answers question by NMP Mr Kok Heng Leun regarding statistics on children born in Singapore without father's name on birth certificate, or with father named but parents not married at date of registration of birth
Factsheet on Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Pilot
Jul 26, 2016
The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with techniques to promote their children’s (aged up to 16 years) psychological, social and emotional competence.
Measures to encourage parents to have more children
Jul 11, 2016
The Ministry answers question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on measures to encourage parents to have more children
Child Development Co-Savings Act Bill amended to support active fatherhood and enhance child outcomes
May 9, 2016
The Ministry of Social and Family Development amends the Child Development Co-savings Act to support active fatherhood, and children of single unwed parents.
Intensive support programme to keep vulnerable children together with their families
Apr 12, 2016
As part of ongoing efforts to strengthen family-based care and community support for vulnerable children, the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) will launch the Safe and Strong Families (SSF) pilot programme in the community by December 2016. For a start, the pilot will reach out to 400 eligible families and vulnerable children over three years.
Maternity leave for single mothers
Apr 4, 2016
Minister answers question by Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on increasing maternity leave for single mothers.
Opening Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, At The Second Reading of The Women's Charter (Amendment) Bill 2016
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.
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.