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Number of Child Protection Officers and Cases Each Officer Handles

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s):


Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked the Minister for Social and Family Development for each of the past five years (a) what is the number of Child Protection Service (CPS) officers; and (b) what is the mean and median number of cases that each CPS officer manages.

Answer:

Over the last 5 years, the number of Child Protection Officers has increased by about 33%, to around 60 officers in 2022. Each officer handles about 40 cases at any point in time.