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Beyond Parental Control: New Cases

Beyond parental control or BPC refers to a child or young person who is below the age of 16 years who may be in persistent conflict with his/her parent/s and school or other authorities and who may be displaying at risk behaviours. Usually, there is a breakdown in the relationship and communication between the child/young person and his/her parent/s. It may result in the inability of the parent/s to exercise care and control over the child/young person. In these circumstances, the parent/s can apply to the Youth Court for a BPC order.

In filing a BPC complaint1, the parent/s and the child/young person may be put through a diversionary programme such as pre-complaint mediation. This is a measure to minimise the child/young person’s exposure to the judicial system. Should such diversionary measures fail, the Youth Court can place the child/young person on Statutory Supervision or admit him/her into a residential facility for those who display very high risk behaviours.

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New Beyond Parental Control Cases by Gender

Gender 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Male 28 12 29 21 36 26 31 29P
Female 63 51 41 39 47 40 45 42P
Total 91 63 70 60 83 66 76 71P

*P=Preliminary

 

New Beyond Parental Control Cases by Age

Age 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
10 years and below 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0P
11-12 years 10 4 8 6 12 3 9 3P
13-14 years 40 32 36 31 40 39 39 24P 
15 years 40 27 23 23 30 24 27 44P
Total 91 63 70 60 83 66 76 71P

*P=Preliminary

 

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development 

Statistics were last updated on 4 April 2017.


 

Footnote:

1A BPC complaint refers to a situation where the parents had filled a BPC concerning the child but is pending court's decision. A BPC case refers to a situation where court has issued a BPC order concerning the child.

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Last Reviewed On Wed, Apr 5, 2017

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