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Children in Care - Children and Young Persons in Residential Care

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 (CYPs) who have been abused, neglected or abandoned, are in need of care and protection . These CYPs with child welfare concerns are placed in alternative care arrangements such as foster care or residential care. Out-of-home care is usually a temporary arrangement, until it is safe for the CYPs to return home to their families.

The CYP Homes provide care for vulnerable CYPs in Singapore in a residential care setting.

The CYP Homes also provide care for CYPs in conflict with the law. These refer to young offenders, some of whom are required by the Court to reside in CYP Homes as a condition of their Court order.

Number of CYPs with Child Welfare Concerns in Residential Care*, as at 31 Dec of the Specified Year

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018 2019  2020
Number of CYPs with Child Welfare concerns in Residential Care 728 733 749 691 680 643 631 631  597  554

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


 

Number of CYPs in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care, as at 31 Dec of the Specified Year

  2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018 2019 2020 
Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care 173 137 168 142 124 97  78 45  59  35

 


Download: Residential Care Statistics

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Statistics were last updated on 8 May 2021 


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