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).
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 SDN.sg
– an online portal for singles.