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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 (OHC) sector provides care for vulnerable children and young persons (CYPs) who have been abused, neglected or abandoned, and 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. OHC 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

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  2018  2019 2020  2021
Number of CYPs with Child Welfare concerns in Residential Care 733 749 691 680 643 631 631 597 554 517

* 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

  2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  2018  2019 2020 2021 
Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care 137 168 142 124 97 78 45 59 35 22

 

 

All datasets (CSV): https://data.gov.sg/dataset/children-in-residential-care

All datasets (Excel):Residential Care Statistics

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Data accurate as at Feb 2022 


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