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Child Abuse Investigations

MSF's Child Protective Service (CPS) provides statutory intervention and supportive services to address the needs of children and young persons who have been seriously harmed or are at high risk or serious harm.

Total Enquiries Received by MSF Child Protective Service

Year 2015  2016 2017  2018  2019 
Enquiries Received 2,022  3,035 3,344  3,232 3,840

   

Child Protection Cases Investigated by MSF CPS, By Type of Abuse

Since 2015, MSF has introduced more rigorous screening tools and training for professionals such as social workers, educators, counsellors and health professionals. This has helped to sharpen their ability to pick up safety concerns for a child and seek the appropriate intervention. These include supporting the children and families with community-based help such as Family Service Centres (FSCs) or Child Protection Specialist Centres (CPSCs), or referring serious cases of harm to MSF’s Child Protective Service (CPS) for intervention. MSF has also stepped up public education efforts on child protection and family violence over the years, which helped in uncovering more cases of concerns.

Types of Abuse 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018  2019
Physical Abuse 188 138 177 148 161 263  444   373   584 660
Sexual Abuse 58 72 70 60 56 82  107  181 248  210
Neglect 144 205 136 135 164 206  322  340  331 218
Total 390 415 383 343 381 551  873  894  1,163 1,088

  

 

Statistics last updated on 16 April 2020.

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