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Children in Care - Foster Children and Foster Parents

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 Fostering Scheme serves as an alternative care arrangement for children in need of a conducive home environment. It is usually a short-term arrangement to meet the emergency care needs of a child. 

Number of Children in Fostering 

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018 
Number of Children 320 332 338 311 309 335 362 430  509  535

 


 

Number of Foster Parents

  2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018 
Number of Foster Parents 198 200 227 243 243 282 357 420 456 498 

 


 Statistics were last updated on 27 February 2018

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Last Reviewed On Wed, Feb 27, 2019

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