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Family Guidance Order: New Cases

Family Guidance Order: New Cases

With effect from 1 July 2020, the Youth Court can make a "Family Guidance Order" (FGO), to guide families in their parenting, with community support.

The parents and their child or young person (CYP) aged below 16 years are first required to attend a family programme by a social service agency, before they may file for an FGO application. The intent is for the family to improve their relationship and support the CYP in his/her development. If necessary, after the programme, the Youth Court may make an FGO to place the CYP under statutory supervision at home or admit CYPs who display very high-risk behaviours into a residential facility. 

Prior to 1 July 2020, the FGO was known as “Beyond Parental Control” (BPC), intended to help parents who are unable to manage their CYPs with difficult behaviours. The BPC regime was replaced with FGO through amendments to the Children and Young Persons Act, to emphasise the role and responsibility of the family, rather than the behaviour of the child.

Number of Applications for Beyond Parental Control Orders, by Year and Gender​

Gender 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018  2019 Jan - Jun 20​20​​​​​
Male292136263129 2757 
3715
Female413947404542 5851 4919
Total 70 60 83 66 76 71 85 108 86 34

 

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Number of Applications for Family Guidance Orders, by Year and Gender (with effect from 1 Jul 2020)

Gender Jul to Dec 2020​ 2021
Male010
Female19
Total 1 19

​Number of Applications for Beyond Parental Control​ Orders, by Year and Age at Point of the Court Order

Age 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 Jan - Jun 2020
< 13 years 1161331034842
13 to < 16 years595470636668811008232
Total 70 60 83 66 76 71 85 108 86 34

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​Number of Applications for Family Guidance Orders, by Year and Age at Point of the Court Order (with effect from 1 Jul 2020)

Age Jul to Dec 2020 2021
< 13 years 00
13 to < 16 years119
Total 1 19


Download: Family-Guidance-Order-Statistics.xlsx

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development 

Statistics were last updated on 11 April 2022

 
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