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Singapore Government

Policies

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

Policies

  • Commissioner for the Maintenance of Parents

    The Commissioner helps parents who are unable to support themselves get support from their children through mediation, counselling, etc.
  • Families for Life

    Families for Life aims to promote strong and resilient families in a genuine and positive way, by bringing Singaporeans together and strengthening the conversation on family.
  • Government-Paid Leave Schemes

    Goverment-Paid Leave Schemes aims to foster an overall pro-family environment by providing more support to Singaporeans in terms of having and raising children. 
  • 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 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.
  • 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.