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Learn about our policies and stance on issues/topics such as adoption, marriages, divorces, singles, child care & education, abuse and violence, elderly & ageing.


  • Family Service Centres

    FSCs are a key community-based focal point and social service provider for families in need. FSCs are staffed with professional social workers who are ready to provide a listening ear and helping hand.
  • Family Protection & Welfare Services

    Services include Mandatory Counselling, Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) and Special Marriage License.
  • Policy on Protection & Welfare of Families

    MSF believes that the family is the basic building block of society. A close-knit, strong and stable family is self-reliant and competent in the care and development of its members.
  • Baby Bonus Scheme

    Children bring joy to the family. The Baby Bonus Scheme supports parents’ decision to have more children by helping to lighten the financial costs of raising children.
  • Adoption Policy & Process

    Adoption is a legal process by which the rights and responsibilities for a child are given up by one set of parents and undertaken by another.
  • Career Opportunities in Child Care Industry

    Teacher-training and qualifications offer high leverage opportunities for enhancing standards of training and expanding career opportunities for pre-school professionals in Singapore.
  • Student Care Centres

    Student Care Centres (SCCs) provide care and supervision to school-going children aged 7 years (Primary 1) to 14 years (Secondary 2). SCCs provide a conducive environment for the children’s holistic development in various dimensions – physical, intellectual, emotional, social and moral development, as well as a place to rest after school hours.
  • Child Care Centres

    Child Care Centres (CCCs) provide full day and half-day care programmes to children below the age of 7 years. Some centres provide infant care services to children aged 2 months to 18 months.
  • Data Management and Sharing

  • Child Custody & Social Investigations

    When there is a child custody dispute, the courts may ask the Ministry to conduct an investigation and produce a “Social Report” before deciding on custody matters.