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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.


  • 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.
  • Getting a Divorce

    A divorce is the legal procedure that ends a marriage.To get a divorce, you will need to file for a divorce with the Family Court (Civil marriages) or the Syariah Court (Muslim marriages).
  • Marriage Counselling

    Married couples may face conflicts and differing expectations in their relationship, leading to marital stress, and grow apart. Seek help early from a professional to work with you and your spouse on improving your marital relationship.
  • Registering & Solemnising Your Marriage

    To be legally married in Singapore, you must register and solemnise your marriage at the Registry of Marriages (ROM) or Registry of Muslim Marriages (ROMM).
  • Finding a Partner

    To find a life partner, or simply to widen your social circle, you can approach dating agencies accredited by the Social Development Network (SDN) or join – an online portal for singles.