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Protecting Children in Singapore

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Fostering Roadshow

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MSF Budget 2016

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19 Jul 2016

Opening address by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin at the Social Service Summit

Opening address by Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, Minister for Social and Family Development at the inaugural Social Service Summit on 19 July 2016.

11 Jul 2016

Availability of places in Senior Group Homes and take-up rate

The Ministry answers question by Mr Darryl David, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, on the availability of places in Senior Group Homes and take-up rate

11 Jul 2016

Holistic assistance for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers

The Ministry answers question by Mr Christopher de Souza, MP for Holland-Bukit TImah GRC, on holistic assistance for individuals with intellectual disabilities and their caregivers

11 Jul 2016

Measures to encourage parents to have more children

The Ministry answers question by Er Dr Lee Bee Wah, MP for Nee Soon GRC, on measures to encourage parents to have more children

11 Jul 2016

Percentage of five- and six-year-olds enrolled in pre-schools

The Ministry answers question by Dr Intan Azura Mokhtar, MP for Ang Mo Kio GRC, on the percentage of five- and six-year-olds enrolled in pre-schools

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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 provides free medical and hospitalisation treatment at government/restructured hospitals and polyclinics for needy residents of sheltered and disability homes.

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