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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

    ​We will ask for your consent to manage and share your personal data across relevant organisations when you seek social services and assistance at the Social Service Offices (SSO), the Family Service Centres (FSC), the Divorce Support Specialist Agencies (DSSA) the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) and Destitute Support Services (Intake Centre and Social Investigation).

  • 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.