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Rebuilding Children and Youth

In every society, there is a small segment of children and youth who are at risk or have been in trouble with the law. MSF engages families, the community and partners (including the Subordinate Courts, the Ministry of Home Affairs and social service agencies) in the rehabilitation and reintegration of these children and youth.

MSF believes that individuals and families are capable of overcoming their difficulties, becoming self-reliant and should be empowered to do so. MSF and its partners have developed a range of holistic policies and programmes that address the rehabilitative needs of at-risk and delinquent children and youth.

For children beyond parental control, MSF has in place programmes to help and rehabilitate them so that they do not slip into delinquency. Parents are also empowered to better manage and relate to their children.

For children and youth who have committed offences, MSF believes in community-based rehabilitation where possible, with institutionalisation as the last resort.

When rehabilitation in the community is not possible, MSF employs institutional rehabilitation strategies to rehabilitate and reintegrate these children and youth back to society as socially responsible individuals.

Outreach & Support for Youth
Programmes, support and information systems to help our youth stay crime-free, be meaningfully engaged in school or work and to grow into resilient adults. 



Rehabilitation and Protection Care Conference 2017

Rehabilitation and Protection Care Conference 2017

The Rehabilitation and Protection Care Conference (RPCC) brings together government officers, professionals, community partners and organizations working in or with Singapore's out-of-home care sector so as to improve the quality of care in the local system for vulnerable children in need of care and protection. Hosted by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development, the Conference serves as a good platform for the sharing of knowledge, experiences and best practices in this area of work.

Please visit this page (https://www.msf.gov.sg/Events/Pages/RPCC-2017.aspx) for more information. 


See also:

Children Beyond Parental Control
Explains key terms and programmes relating to juvenile delinquency in Singapore, and provides a flow chart of the work flow from the time the juvenile commits an offence to seeking court orders to rehabilitation.

Community-based Rehabilitation of Children & Youth
Community-based rehabilitative programmes for the rehabilitation of children and youth at risk of delinquency as well as children and youth who have committed offences.

Institutional Rehabilitation of Children & Young Persons
Guiding principles, strategies, programmes and aftercare services for institutional rehabilitation of children and young persons who have committed offences.

Management of Juvenile Delinquency
Explains key terms and programmes relating to juvenile delinquency in Singapore, and provides a flow chart of the work flow from the time the juvenile commits an offence to seeking court orders to rehabilitation.

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Last Reviewed On Tue, Jul 18, 2017