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30
Sep
2016

One-in-three pre-schools now certified under Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK)


One-in-three pre-schools island-wide are now certified by the Early Childhood Development Agency (ECDA) under the Singapore Pre-school Accreditation Framework (SPARK), up from one-in-four last year. 249 pre-schools received their SPARK certificates today at the ECDA Early Childhood Conference 2016.

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

28
Sep
2016

Parliamentary Secretary Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim to attend ASEAN Ministerial Meetings in Jakarta, Indonesia


Parliamentary Secretary for Ministry of Education & Ministry of Social and Family Development Associate Professor Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim will be representing Singapore at the 9th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development (AMMSWD) and the 5th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Social Welfare and Development+3 (AMMSWD+3) from 29 - 30 September 2016 in Jakarta, Republic of Indonesia.

13
Sep
2016

Availability and subsidy of student care places


Minister answers question by Mr Desmond Choo, MP for Tampines GRC, on the availability and subsidy of student care places.


13
Sep
2016

Certificate issuers for Lasting Power of Attorney


Minister answers question by Ms Joan Pereira, MP for Tanjong Pagar GRC, on publicising the list of registered medical practitioners who are certificate issuers of a Lasting Power of Attorney.


13
Sep
2016

Legal and policy distinction between legitimate and illegitimate children


Minister answers question by Mr Kok Heng Leun, Nominated Member of Parliament, on legal and policy distinctions between legitimate and illegitimate children.


13
Sep
2016

Protection for foreign spouses and children when marriages with Singapore citizens break down


Minister answers question by Ms Kuik Shiao-Yin, Nominated Member of Parliament, on protection for foreign spouses and children when marriages with Singapore citizens break down.


13
Sep
2016

Pre-employment tuberculosis screening for pre-school staff


Minister answers question by Mr Dennis Tan Lip Fong, Non-Constituency Member of Parliament, on pre-employment tuberculosis screenings for pre-school staff.

13
Sep
2016

Whole-of-government approach to deal with suicides in the young


Minister answers questions by Dr Lim Wee Kiak, MP for Sembawang GRC, and Ms Saktiandi Supaat, MP for Bishan-Toa Payoh GRC, about the Government's approach to dealing with youth suicides.


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.

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