Families serve as an important pillar of support for the nation. At the individual level, families are the primary source of emotional, social and financial support. At the national level, they contribute to social stability and national cohesiveness as they help develop socially responsible individuals and deepen the bond Singaporeans have with our country.
National Standards for Protection of Children
New Measures to Enhance Enforcement of Maintenance Orders
In January 2011, the Women's Charter was amended to enhance the enforcement of maintenance orders. These include empowering the Courts to order new sanctions against defaulters and making it easier for Complainants (maintenance recipients) to enforce maintenance orders.
What is Mandatory Counselling
This publication provides basic information on the Mandatory Counselling Programme.
Stop Family Violence - Child Abuse
This publication explains the various forms of child abuse, its signs and symptoms, how to discipline a child in the right way, and a list of hotlines to call for help. Download: Stop Child Abuse
Stop Child Sexual Abuse
Stop Family Violence
National Survey of Senior Citizens 2011
To map out the financial, physical and social health of senior citizens in Singapore, then-Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports* (MCYS) commissioned NSCC 2011. It was conducted at an important time when the first baby boomers (born between 1947-1964) began reaching retirement age. Households with at least one person aged 55 and above were surveyed with a total of 5,000 senior citizens being successfully interviewed.
Stop Family Violence - Abuse of Vulnerable Adults
The Survey on Informal Caregiving
The Survey on Informal Caregiving, commissioned by then-Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) is the first national population-based survey from Singapore on informal caregiving for community-dwelling older adults aged 75 and over who require human assistance with at least one Activity of Daily Living (ADL).
Management of Juvenile Delinquency in Singapore
What happens when a juvenile commits an offence? Is he or she put in jail? Learn more about how we help juvenile delinquents.
Stop Family Violence - Elder Abuse
This publication provides basic information on elder abuse and neglect. Download: Stop Elder Abuse