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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.

New Beyond Parental Control Cases[1] by Gender

Gender 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018 
Male 28 12 29 21 36 26 31 29 27 57 
Female 63 51 41 39 47 40 45 42 58 51 
Total 91 63 70 60 83 66 76 71 85  108

 

 

New Beyond Parental Control Cases[2] by Age

Age 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018
10 years and below 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0  0
11-12 years 10 4 8 6 12 3 9 3  4
13-14 years 40 32 36 31 40 39 39 24  42  56
15 years 40 27 23 23 30 24 27 44  39  44
Total 91 63 70 60 83 66 76 71  85  108

 

 


 
Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development 

 

Statistics were last updated on 27 February 2019 

 


 

 

Footnote:

1,2 Applies to BPC applications directed to MSF by Court for a social investigation.


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Last Reviewed On Mon, Apr 15, 2019

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