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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. When the Youth Court orders youth to reside in the MSF Youth Homes, community-based options have been assessed to be unsuitable or inappropriate based on the youths’ behaviours and circumstances. 

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.

New Admissions to MSF Youth Homes by Gender and Case Type

Home  Case Types 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Singapore Boys' Home (SBH) Offender 176 233 224 194 130  47 
Non-Offender  14 12  19  21 51
Sub-Total (SBH) 184  247  236  213  151  98 
Singapore Girls' Home (SGH) Offender 29  45  33  29 26  7
Non-Offender 35  49  53  52  68  36
Sub-Total (SGH) 64 94  86  81  94  43
Total 248 341  322  294  245  141 

New Admissions to MSF Youth Homes by Age

Age
2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Below 13 years
6 9 3 5 4 3
13-14 years
72 99 99 90 62  43
15-16 years
158 212 203 165 154  84
Above 16 years
12 21 17 34 25  11
Total
248 341 322 294 245  141

Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development

Statistics were last updated on 26 April 2018

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Last Reviewed On Thu, Apr 26, 2018

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