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Number of Children and Young Persons Removed and Reunified with their Families More than Once in the Past Five Years

Type: Parliamentary Questions

Topic(s): Protection from Domestic Violence


Mr Louis Ng Kok Kwang asked the Minister for Social and Family Development for each year in the past five years, what is the number of children and young persons who were removed by the Child Protection Service (CPS) and subsequently returned to the same family of origin, more than once.

Answer:

In the past few years, less than 1% of cases investigated each year by the Child Protective Service (CPS) involved instances where children and young persons were removed and subsequently reunified with their families more than once.