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Social Insights: Children and Family

Written by the Director-General of Social Welfare, Ms Ang Bee Lian, these series of letters are for anyone hoping to find out more, and answer any questions you might have about Social Work. These are free for reproduction and distribution in its entirety or unaltered excerpts, as long as you do not charge a fee. Acknowledging the source of the letters on any distributed material is also appreciated.

You may download the e-book for Social Insights here: Volume Three, Volume Two and Volume One.

 

  • Practice Issues
  • Children and Family
  • Fundamentals of Social Work
  • Vulnerable Persons
  • Youth

Identifying Cases of Neglect

No. 1 / 2021

We are often asked: is it important to document what transpires in social service interventions? How much information...

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  • Practice Issues
  • Children and Family
  • Fundamentals of Social Works
  • Youth

Our Responsibility in Child Abuse Cases

No. 3 / 2020

In the course of your work, you may sometimes come across children with injuries (which do not look accidental in nature) or behavioural...

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  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • VULNERABLE PERSONS
  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY

Caregiving for Elderly

No. 5 / 2018

Many of you would have handled cases with elderly clients who rely heavily on caregivers for assistance in their activities of daily living...

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  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • VULNERABLE PERSONS
  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY

Vulnerable Adults Act

No. 6 / 2018

The Vulnerable Adults Bill has recently been passed. It aims to protect vulnerable adults from abuse, neglect or self-neglect, and to provide timely and effective interventions...

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  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • VULNERABLE PERSONS
  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY
  • FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIAL WORK

Dilemmas of Protective Work

No. 9 / 2018

Child abuse or neglect can have a long-standing impact across the whole spectrum of the child’s development and life span...

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  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • SPECIAL EDITIONS
  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY
  • Vulnerable Persons

National Family Violence Networking System Conference Closing Plenary

Special Edition No. 2 / 2017

Identifying and deploying leaders has been a recurring topic in the social sector. This is not surprising, given that our sector relies heavily on people such as social workers, counsellors...

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  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY
  • VULNERABLE PERSONS

Early Intervention & Stability

No. 6 / 2017

There has been a lot of interest in preventive work, and especially so in the area of early intervention...

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  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY

Working with Partners for Child Well Being

No. 5 / 2016

We often hear about working together for the well-being of children and also about the strengths-based approach in doing this. What might be...

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  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY
  • VULNERABLE PERSONS

Understanding Policy Issues on Poverty

No. 3 / 2015

By and large, we are fortunate that in a city-state with broadly speaking, good housing means that we do not have to grapple as intensely...

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  • CHILDREN AND FAMILY
  • YOUTH
  • PRACTICE ISSUES
  • VULNERABLE PERSONS

Helping Families with Low Income

No. 7 / 2015

In an earlier letter (“No. 3/ Vol 2/ 2015: Understanding Policy Issues on Poverty”), I touched on how we are fortunate that social work...

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