Press Releases issued by MSF. For media enquiries, please get in touch with our Communications Division.
Further Tightening of Safe Management Measures in Preschools and Early Intervention Centres to Minimise Transmission
May 15, 2021
In line with the shift to Phase 2 (Heightened Alert) announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, ECDA will further tighten safe management measures (SMMs) in preschools and Early Intervention centres from 16 May to 13 June 2021.
Proposed Amendments to Mental Capacity Act to Enable Lasting Power of Attorney to be Made Electronically
May 10, 2021
MSF is proposing to amend the Mental Capacity Act (MCA) to enable the making of the Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) electronically.
Updated Safe Management Measures in Preschools and Early Intervention Centres to Minimise Transmission
May 5, 2021
In line with the Phase 3 – Heightened Alert stance from 8 May to 30 May 2021 announced by the Multi-Ministry Taskforce, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) will enhance safe management measures (SMMs) in preschools and Early Intervention (EI) centres.
New Initatives to Enhance Inclusion and Support for Children with Developmental Needs
Apr 30, 2021
As part of the Government's continuing efforts to give every child a good start, the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) announced new initiatives to enhance inclusion and support for children with developmental needs.
New Initiatives to Improve Disability Care Services and Case Management Support for Persons with Disabilities with High Support Needs
Apr 20, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced new initiatives to (1) enhance the quality and affordability of disability care services; and (2) improve case management support for persons with disabilities with high support needs. This will help families who are caring for persons with disabilities and give them greater assurance that their loved ones will be well-supported. These efforts further the vision set out in Singapore’s Enabling Masterplan to enable all persons with disabilities to fulfil their potential and participate as integral and contributing members of society.
24 Early Childhood Leaders Appointed ECDA Fellows
Apr 14, 2021
The Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) has appointed a third term of ECDA Fellows, which includes 20 re-appointed ECDA Fellows and four newly appointed ECDA Fellows. These 24 pinnacle leaders will work closely with ECDA on quality improvement initiatives for the early childhood sector and contribute to the professional growth of the current and next generation of early childhood leaders.
New Initiatives to Enhance Support for Persons with Disabilities Throughout Their Lives
Apr 14, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced a suite of new initiatives to enhance the support for persons with disabilities and their families, across their life stages. These efforts will further support MSF’s vision to empower persons with disabilities to achieve their potential and participate as integral and contributing members of our society.
COVID-19 Recovery Grant to Provide Further Support
Mar 30, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) announced that from 19 Apr 2021, recipients of the COVID-19 Recovery Grant (CRG) can apply for an additional tranche of three months of CRG support if they need further support and continue to meet the requirements.
Council For Board Diversity Welcomes Seven New Council Members
Mar 25, 2021
The Ministry for Social and Family Development (MSF) announced the addition of seven new members to the Council for Board Diversity (CBD) in 2021. The members will serve a two-year term. The CBD was established by MSF to promote a sustained increase in the number of women on boards of listed companies, statutory boards, and Institutions of a Public Character (IPCs) in Singapore. This change refreshes a third of the Council, providing the opportunity to tap on fresh perspectives and valuable insights.
Enhancement of Services to Strengthen Families
Mar 5, 2021
The Ministry of Social and Family Development will be rolling out 10 Strengthening Families Programme @ Family Service Centres.