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Fostering Roadshow from 26 to 28 Aug

Join us from 26 – 28 August to find out more about the Fostering Scheme! For the full calendar of
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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?

Click here to view the new child protection publication.

MSF Conversations Blog

MSF Conversations Blog

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23 Aug 2016

MSF acts against Impresario Learning Lab for wrongful claims in administering government student care fee assistance

The Ministry of Social and Family Development has served a notice of intention to Impresario Learning Lab on 23 August 2016 to revoke its status as a government student care fee assistance (SCFA) administrator.

15 Aug 2016

Application Fees for Lasting Power of Attorney Waived for Two More Years

The Office of the Public Guardian (OPG) has extended the fee waiver for Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) Form 1 applications for another two years until 31 August 2018, to encourage more Singaporeans to plan ahead with an LPA to protect their interests.

03 Aug 2016

Social Service Officer Charged for Misappropriation of Funds

The Police have charged a Social Service Office (SSO) officer, Chia Kwang Hwee, under the Penal Code, Computer Misuse and Cybersecurity Act and the Corruption, Drug Trafficking and Other Serious Crimes (Confiscation of Benefits) Act.

27 Jul 2016

Public Consultation on Draft Vulnerable Adults Bill 2016

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) invites members of the public to give their views on the draft Vulnerable Adults Bill. The public consultation will be hosted on the Government e-consultation portal, REACH from 27 July to 23 August 2016.

26 Jul 2016

Factsheet on Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) Pilot

The Positive Parenting Programme (Triple P) is an evidence-based programme that equips parents with techniques to promote their children’s (aged up to 16 years) psychological, social and emotional competence. 

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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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