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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 abused, neglected or abandoned, and are in need of care and protection. These children and young persons 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 children and young persons to return home to their families.
The Children and Young Persons Homes provide care for vulnerable children and young persons in Singapore in a residential care setting.

Child Welfare Cases in Residential Care**

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018 2019
Number of Child Welfare Cases in Residential Care 719 728 733 749 691 680 643 631 631  597

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


 Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017  2018 2019
Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care 163 173 137 168 142 124 97  78 45  59

 


 

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Updated on 16 April 2020


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