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Data on Staff-to-Child Ratio at Places of Safety and Juvenile Homes

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Rehabilitation


Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked the Minister for Social and Family Development in the past five years, what is the annual average and median staff-to-child ratio at (i) places of safety and (ii) juvenile homes.

Answer

All places of safety are required to meet MSF’s minimum care staffto-child ratio of 110 (previously 115). This new ratio was introduced in2020.

2. As a result, the average and median care staff-to-child ratio in places of safety improved from 112 (average & median) in 2017 to within the minimum ratio by 2021.

3. The two juvenile homes (Singapore Boys’ Home and Singapore Girls’ Home) are places of safety and operate under the same minimum care staff-to-child ratio.