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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

  • Child Care Centres

    Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDCs), which are commonly referred to as infant/child care centres or kindergartens, provide half-day and full-day care programmes for children under the age of 7. The services provided and corresponding operating hours are listed in the table below. It is important that parents choose a centre which offers a programme and curriculum that meet their expectations and child’s needs.

  • 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).

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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).