87% of probation orders that ended last year successfully completed, highest in a decade: MSF

87% of probation orders that ended last year successfully completed, highest in a decade: MSF

About nine in 10 people with probation orders due last year successfully completed them on time. It’s the highest rate of completion since 2012. The Social and Family Development Ministry said strengthening family involvement in the rehabilitation process is one…

SCWO president Junie Foo on women's development in Singapore

SCWO president Junie Foo on women’s development in Singapore

Singapore is celebrating the strides made in women’s development with a new roving exhibition by the Ministry of Social and Family Development. From now until September, visitors can track Singapore’s progress in building a fairer and more inclusive society. Ms…

Bill tabled seeks to overhaul laws on adoption of children in Singapore

Bill tabled seeks to overhaul laws on adoption of children in Singapore

Couples wishing to adopt a child, whose birth parents continue to be unfit to look after him/her, may face fewer challenges in future. A bill introduced in Parliament on April 4 by Social and Family Development Minister Masagos Zulkifli will…

MSF to streamline schemes for vulnerable families to get easier access to support

MSF to streamline schemes for vulnerable families to get easier access to support

Vulnerable families in Singapore will soon have easier access to support. The Social and Family Development Ministry will streamline schemes, enable online applications and provide more families with a regular assigned befriender to better cater to their needs. Subscribe to…

MSF expands scope of Family and Domestic Violence Awareness Training programme

MSF expands scope of Family and Domestic Violence Awareness Training programme

Community organisations are being better equipped to help survivors of abuse. The Ministry of Social and Family Development has expanded the scope of its programme to train a larger variety of partners, including schools and workplaces, to detect and report…

New MSFCare Network online portal connects over 3,000 volunteers and social sector partners

New MSFCare Network online portal connects over 3,000 volunteers and social sector partners

More volunteering opportunities at the click of a button. A new online portal, MSFCares Network, will connect over 3,000 volunteers and partners. People can search for opportunities in their preferred causes and areas of interest. It was launched at a…

More support for preschool educators to teach children about body safety awareness

More support for preschool educators to teach children about body safety awareness

Preschool educators will be getting more help to teach children how to protect themselves from inappropriate touches. They will learn about body safety, and to seek help from trusted adults when they feel hurt or unsafe. Social and Family Development…