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
|Number of CYPs with Child Welfare concerns in Residential Care
* 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
|Children in Conflict with the Law in Residential Care
Download: Residential Care Statistics
Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Data accurate as at Feb 2022