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.
The Corporate Office is the administrative centre for the Society, comprising the Corporate Services and Fund-raising Departments.
210 Middle Road
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 carries out direct social work. Social workers and counsellors work on projects to ensure that children do not miss out on education, and provide support for families of inmates.
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 run an in-house children drop-in programme for those aged 7 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. The Centre’s objective is to promote positive development in children and youth, and reduce and prevent our children and youth from engaging in risky behaviours. It reaches out to children and youth by providing them with a safe, friendly and non-judgemental environment as well as socio-emotional education.
Utilising the Development Assets Framework, the Centre focuses on building assets in children and youth. It reaches out to youth aged 13 to 18 through the TeenStart programme conducted at GIG (Gain, Inspire, Give) @ JYC, and children aged 9 to 12 through the TweenStart programme conducted at DEN (Discover, Empower, Nurture) @ 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 included cooking and rock climbing workshops, home cleaning for the elderly, leadership programmes and a performance at the Children’s Charities Association.
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. Family Functional Therapy is provided to further support some of these families in rebuilding strong and healthy relationships.
Student Care @ Children's Society
Student Care @ Children's Society is an after school care service for primary school children who are mainly from low-income, single parent and/or distressed 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 houses the Tinkle Friend Programme, which runs the Tinkle Friend Helpline and Online Chat – 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 overseas 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 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 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.
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 youth-related social services. It works with youth-at-risk referred from the Youth Court and the Police (for the Attorney- General’s Office) to mitigate wayward behaviour. The Centre also runs diversionary programmes which aim to stabilise youth behaviour. Family-based intervention is the main focus in these diversionary programme as parents’ involvement is deemed to be a critical factor in helping youth-at-risk.