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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 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.

Under the Fostering Scheme, vulnerable children and young persons are cared for in foster families, who provide a safe and nurturing home environment to children who are in need.

Children in Foster Care

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018  2019
Children in 
Foster Care
332 338 311 309 335 362 430  509  535 545

 


 

Foster Families

  2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  2017 2018  2019
Foster Families 200 227 243 243 282 357 420 456 498  530

 


 

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Updated on 16 April 2020

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