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Touch a life, Foster a child

Neglected. Abandoned. Abused. Not every child has a place to call home. Make a difference in their lives by becoming a Foster Parent. Call us at 6354 8799 or click here to find out more about MSF Fostering Scheme.

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

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21 Sep 2016

Invitation to Participate in the Open Selection Process for the Appointment of Service Providers for the Safe and Strong Families – Preservation Pilot for Vulnerable Children and Young Persons

The Ministry of Social and Family Development is inviting Voluntary Welfare Organizations to take part in an Open Selection Process to select Service Providers (SP) for the Safe and Strong Families – Preservation (SSF-P) Pilot for children and young persons who are known to MSF’s Child Protective Service.

09 Sep 2016

Strong Support for New Vulnerable Adults Bill in Complementing Role of Family and Community

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) received 43 responses during the public consultation on the proposed new Vulnerable Adults Bill held from 27 July to 23 August 2016. The four-week public consultation saw feedback from the Family Service Centres, Law Society of Singapore, Singapore Medical Council, Families for Life Council and AWARE.

07 Sep 2016

MSF revokes status of Impresario Learning Lab as administrator of government student care fee assistance

The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) has served notice to revoke the status of Impresario Learning Lab as a student care centre that is allowed to administer government student care fee assistance. The revocation comes into effect on 20 September 2016.

31 Aug 2016

Minister Tan Chuan-Jin to attend 16th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Council Meeting in Vientiane, Lao PDR

Minister for Social and Family Development Tan Chuan-Jin will be representing Singapore at the 16th ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community (ASCC) Council Meeting on 31 August 2016 in Vientiane, Lao PDR.

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.

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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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