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
Number of Admissions to MSF Youth Homes, by Year and Age at the Point of Admission
Datasets (CSV): https://data.gov.sg/dataset/msf-youth-homes
Source: Ministry of Social and Family Development
Updated as of 2 Jun 2022