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MSF Youth Homes: New Admissions

MSF Youth Homes: New Admissions

The MSF Youth Homes (i.e. Singapore Boys’ Home and Singapore Girls’ Home) function as a Place of Detention and a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre for youths who are in conflict with the law, as well as a Place of Safety for youths who are beyond parental control or in need of care and protection. The Youth Court may order a youth to reside in the MSF Youth Homes, when it has assessed that community-based options are unsuitable or inappropriate based on the youths’ risks and needs.

The Homes offer academic, rehabilitative and holistic development programmes to meet the needs of the youths and their families so that the youths can reintegrate into society as socially responsible persons.

Number of Admissions to MSF Youth Homes, by Year and Case Type

Home Case Types 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Singapore Boys' Home (SBH) Place of Detention and a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre 176 233 224 194 130 84 80 59 76
Place of Safety 8 14 12 19 21 14 26 22 7
Sub-Total (SBH) 184 247 236 213 151 98 106 81 83
Singapore Girls' Home (SGH) Place of Detention and a Juvenile Rehabilitation Centre 29 45 33 29 26 13 12 6 8
Place of Safety 35 49 53 52 68 30 40 36 28
Sub-Total (SGH) 64 94 86 81 94 43 52 42 36
Total 248 341 322 294 245 141 158 123 119

Number of Admissions to MSF Youth Homes, by Year and Age at the Point of Admission

Age
2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Below 13 years
4 6 9 3 5 4 3 4 3 3
13 to below 15 years
89 72 99 99 90 62 43 46 24 35
15 to below 16 years
224 158 212 203 165 154 84 101 85 77
16 years and above
12 12 21 17 34 25 11 7 11 4
Total
329 248 341 322 294 245 141 158 123 119

Download: MSF Youth Homes New Admissions

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Updated as of 4 Jun 2021

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