Who We Are
Singapore Children's Society protects and nurtures children and youth of all races and religions. Established in 1952, its services have evolved to meet the changing needs of children.
Today, Children's Society operates 12 service centres islandwide, offering services in the four categories of: Vulnerable Children and Youth, Children and Youth Services, Family Services, and Research and Advocacy. Please visit www.childrensociety.org.sg to find out more.
Vulnerable Children and Youth
We provide fundamental care and guidance for children and youth who are abused and/or severely neglected. Where suitable, with each child’s best interests at heart, we collaborate with families to provide safe, stable and permanent care.
Children and Youth Services
We provide value-adding care, nurture and inspire children and youth, to complement what their parents and guardians provide.
We support and strengthen families in need by working together with them.
Research and Advocacy
We are a voice for our children and their future. We perform research and advocacy work to protect and promote the well-being of children, youth and their families, as well as to enhance the usefulness of social services to children and youth.
The Corporate Office is the administrative centre for the Society.
210 Middle Road #05-03
Notice: Our Corporate Office has not resumed full operations and precautionary measures are in place during this period of time.
Children Outreach @ Children's Society
Children Outreach @ Children's Society reaches out to children who are either not yet registered in a school or attending school regularly. Social service practitioners work with these children and their families and address barriers in order to help the children achieve regular school attendance. The Centre also supports children affected by incarceration by providing tele-visit facilities for these families and running programmes to encourage contact between the children and their incarcerated parents.
Community Services & Programmes @ Children’s Society
Community Services & Programmes @ Children’s Society reaches out to children, youth, schools, volunteers and corporate organisations in the community to promote children's well-being. The Centre develops and delivers programmes based on topics such as 'Resilience', 'Moral Values', 'Anger Management' and 'Working with Children'. It also runs an in-house children drop-in programme for those aged 9 to 12.
JYC @ Children's Society
JYC @ Children's Society is a community drop-in centre which focuses on engaging children and youth meaningfully to develop their strengths, build their self-confidence and pre-empt a path of juvenile delinquency. Its key objective is to promote positive development in children and youth and reduce and prevent our children and youth from engaging in risky behaviours.
The Centre reaches out to children and youth by providing them with a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment, as well as by providing socio-emotional education. Utilising the Developmental Assets Framework, the Centre focuses on building assets in children and youth. It reaches out to children aged 9 to 12 at DEN (Discover, Empower, Nurture) @ JYC and youth aged 13 to 18 at GIG (Gain, Inspire, Give) @ JYC.
RoundBox @ Children’s Society
RoundBox @ Children’s Society is a youth drop-in centre that aims to promote positive development while reducing and preventing at-risk behaviour. The Centre uses the Sports and Arts (SPAR) Framework to reach out to youth in a supportive and nurturing environment. Youth are ingrained with positive character building values such as respect and responsibility, while developing skills and interests such as football, fitness and jam band.
The Centre also provides platforms for youth to showcase their talents through performances and friendly competitions. Other events and programmes include cooking and rock climbing workshops, home cleaning for the elderly, leadership programmes and performing at the Walk for Our Children event.
SSFR @ CHILDREN'S SOCIETY
SSFR @ Children's Society helps children and young persons who have been placed in foster or institutional care to be reunified with their families, in a safe and timely manner.
Student Care @ Children's Society
Student Care @ Children’s Society is an after school care service mainly for primary school children who are mostly from low-income families, and who are sometimes left at home without adult supervision. The Centre provides a nurturing environment where children are given the opportunities to enhance their emotional, intellectual, social and physical development through various activities and programmes.
Student Service @ Children's Society
Student Service @ Children’s Society reaches out to youth in secondary schools through Project CABIN, a school-based after school drop-in programme, and advocates a bully-free culture in schools through the Bully-Free Programme. The Centre also provides the Tinkle Friend Helpline and Online Chat service, which is a national toll-free helpline and chatline respectively for primary school children in Singapore. It also manages the Appropriate Adult Scheme for Young Suspects, which includes recruitment, training and matching of suitable volunteers to support a child undergoing police interviews, and oversees the Vulnerable Witness Support Programme, which provides support for vulnerable children who are providing evidence in court.
Sunbeam Place @ Children's Society
Sunbeam Place @ Children's Society is a residential home and gazetted place of safety for children who have been abused and neglected and are in need of protection, or whose parents are unable to provide proper care.
The children’s welfare, safety and needs are at the centre of its care. The Centre provides a home-like and loving environment for children and youth aged between 2 and 21 years. It prepares our beneficiaries and their families for reunification through casework and counselling. For those who are unable to reunite with their families, Sunbeam Place @ Children's Society provides a wide range of programmes to develop their strengths and skills to help facilitate a smoother transition when beneficiaries are discharged from the Centre and on their own as youth adults.
The Fort @ Children's Society
The Fort @ Children’s Society is a drop-in centre that serves youth aged between 13 and 18. It focuses on developing and strengthening their skill set and talents, while building on their supportive network and cultivating positive traits. The programmes and activities are designed to suit the needs and trends of the youth.
Utilising the Positive Youth Development Framework, the Centre aims to develop the youth's strength in the 5Cs - Caring, Character, Competence, Confidence and Connection. Through its various services, the Centre seeks to become a resource hub for the young minds, while enriching them with engaging activities and providing the youth a safe, conducive and nurturing environment.
VOX @ Children’s Society
VOX @ Children’s Society is a drop-in centre that serves youth aged between 13 and 18. In modelling its intervention on the Positive Youth Development Framework, the Centre aims to impart the 5Cs – Caring, Character, Competence, Confidence and Connection – to the youth through developmental programme and sports. Youth who require more targeted help will be given the necessary support through casework and counselling.
Yishun Family Service @ Children's Society
Yishun Family Service @ Children's Society promotes stable family life through various services and programmes, with the primary focus of serving families and individuals, and helping them to achieve independence, stability and resilience. Some of its services include financial aid, casework and counselling, information and referral services, workshops, camps and programmes that focus on helping children in need. The Centre also runs Sunbeam Friends Club and children’s camps.
Youth Service @ Children's Society
Youth Service @ Children's Society undertakes two youth-at-risk portfolios, namely the Integrated Service Provider (ISP) and Beyond Parental Control (BPC). The Centre conducts assessment for the youth and their families and puts up recommendations to the Police and the Youth Court respectively.
Its social service practitioners also work closely with the youth, their families and support systems to rehabilitate and encourage the youth towards a crime-free and prosocial lifestyle.