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Children in Care - Children and Young Persons in Residential Care

Singapore's out-of-home care sector provides care for vulnerable children and young persons who have been abandoned, neglected, ill-treated by their parents or guardians. These children and young persons would then be placed in foster care or residential care.

The Children and Young Persons Homes provide residential care programmes for children and young persons in Singapore. Children and young persons admitted into these homes are those who are: 

  1. From dysfunctional families and in need of shelter;
  2. Abused or neglected;
  3. In need of care and protection; 
  4. Beyond parental control; and
  5. In conflict with the Law.

Number of Child Welfare Cases in Residential Care**

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018
Number of Child Welfare Cases in Residential Care 715 719 728 733 749 691 680 643 631 631 

** These numbers exclude children and young persons in conflict with the law


 Number of Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018
Number of Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care 168 163 173 137 168 142 124 97  78 45 

 


 Statistics were last updated on 27 February 2019 


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Last Reviewed On Wed, Feb 27, 2019

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