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Foster Care Sharing Session on 22 October 2016 at Central Singapore CDC

Fostering Info-Sharing Session

Join us on 22nd October to hear from our foster parents about their fostering journey! Find out more>>

SSIB 2016

Singapore Social Statistics in Brief 2016

The report includes key indicators such as population, standards of living, social assistance and support, marriage, and others. Read more>>

Protecting Children in Singapore

What are the latest developments in child protection?

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MSF Conversations Blog

MSF Conversations Blog

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News and Updates

07 Oct 2016

Preschoolers contribute over 500,000 hours to serve the community

Some 20,000 children from over 300 pre-schools have contributed over 500,000 hours in the past 6 months to plan and participate in 316 community service projects for this year’s President’s Challenge Project, “Start Small Dream Big”. This is a five-fold increase in hours spent by children, compared to the inaugural run of the initiative last year.

02 Oct 2016

Singapore to host week-long series of ASEAN meetings on women's and children's issues

The Ministry of Social and Family Development will host the 13th Meeting of the ASEAN Commission on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Women and Children (ACWC), the 15th Meeting of the ASEAN Committee on Women (ACW) and the 8th Meeting of the ACW Plus 3 which involves China, Japan and the Republic of Korea in the week of 3 to 7 October 2016. The Ministry and the Tsao Foundation will jointly organize a Forum on “Women’s Financial Security in Old Age” on 7 October 2016.

01 Oct 2016

New manpower plan unveiled to create more rewarding careers for early childhood educators

A new Early Childhood Manpower Plan was announced today at the Early Childhood Conference 2016. It is part of the national SkillsFuture movement and is a collaborative effort by ECDA, WDA, as well as key sector partners represented on the Early Childhood Sectoral Tripartite Committee.

01 Oct 2016

Speech by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the Early Childhood Conference 2016

Speech by Minister Tan Chuan-Jin at the Early Childhood Conference 2016 on 1 October 2016, 11.30am at Suntec Convention Hall.

30 Sep 2016

Keynote address by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the International Family Law Conference

Keynote address by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development at the International Family Law Conference on 30 September 2016

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Assistance Schemes

Child Care / Infant Care Subsidy

The child care and infant care subsidy is to help parents to defray some of the cost of child care fees and to ensure affordability and accessibility of child care services to all that require the services.

Home Ownership Plus Education (HOPE) Scheme

Provides comprehensive benefits to young, low-income families who choose to keep their family small so they can invest in their children's future and break out of the poverty cycle.

Government-Paid Child Care Leave Scheme

This Scheme enables parents to take paid childcare leave every year until their children turn 7 years old.

Baby Bonus Scheme

Get cash gifts; and open special savings accounts to benefit from CDA First Step grant and dollar-for-dollar matching for your baby. Baby Bonus helps parents lighten the financial costs of raising children. 

Medical Fee Exemption Card

This card covers standard medical and hospitalisation treatments at public healthcare institutions (including polyclinics) and intermediate and long term care (ILTC) institutions for needy residents of MOH-funded nursing homes, or MSF-funded sheltered and disability homes.

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