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How We Help

Through specialised care, education, counselling and rehabilitation, we provide essential support for children, youth and families in need, connecting them to a better future.

Singapore Children’s Society provides help through the four categories of: Vulnerable Children and Youth, Children and Youth Services, Family Services and Research and Advocacy.

  • Vulnerable Children and Youth

    We provide fundamental care and guidance to children and youth as what their parents and guardians should provide. 

  • Children and Youth Services

    We provide value-adding care, nurture and inspire children and youth, to complement what their parents and guardians provide. 

  • Family Services

    We support and strengthen families in need by working together with them.  

  • Research and Advocacy

    We perform an advocacy role as the voice of children and their future. 


Our Service Centres

Children Service Centre


Children Service Centre reaches out to children between five and twelve years old who mainly come from dysfunctional or disadvantaged families. Many children lack supervision as both parents are working, and are likely to idle their time away or run the risk of dropping out of school.

Family Service Centre (Yishun)

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At our Family Service Centre (Yishun), we promote stable family life through various services and programmes. These include financial aid, casework and counselling, enhanced information and referral services, workshops, camps and programmes like Project Invest, LEAP (Let Every Aspect Progress) and EUREKA! In addition, Family Service Centre (Yishun) disburses The Straits Times School Pocket Money Fund (within the Family Service Centre’s service boundaries) to needy students.

Jurong Youth Centre

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Jurong Youth Centre reaches out to youth living and studying in Jurong through the TeenStart and TeenzLife programmes. TeenzLife is a series of life skills workshops and talks conducted at neighbouring secondary schools, aiming to help teenagers understand themselves and provide them with skills to help them in their daily life.

TeenStart is drop-in programme where youth can visit the Centre and enjoy facilities such as a pool table, a dance studio and computers. They can also participate in activities such as manga art drawing, scrapbooking, guitar, amazing race and make-up artistry. Our objective is to boost self-confidence through equipping youth with skills and knowledge.

Research and Outreach Centre

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Research and Outreach Centre undertakes the Research and Public Education portfolios of the Society. Singapore Children’s Society conducts research to help identify social trends and issues related to children, youth and families in Singapore. Findings are published in monographs and presented at appropriate platforms. For Public Education, the Centre organises the annual Singapore Children’s Society Lecture, as well as workshops for school children on the prevention of sexual abuse.

RoundBox @ Children’s Society

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RoundBox @ Children’s Society is a drop-in centre that reaches out to youth through the medium of performing arts, in an environment that is inviting, safe and conducive. By directing their energies towards positive endeavours, these young people are given the chance to discover their talents in activities such as hip-hop dance, jam sessions and drama.

Student Care Centre (Henderson)

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Student Care Centre (Henderson) is an after school care service for primary school children who are mainly from low-income, single parent or distressed families, or 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 Hub (Bukit Merah)

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Student Service Hub (Bukit Merah) reaches out to youth in secondary schools in Project CABIN, a school-based after school drop-in programme. The Centre also houses the Tinkle Friend Programme, which runs the Tinkle Friend Helpline – a national toll-free helpline for primary school children in Singapore, and coordinates the Vulnerable Witness Support Programme which provides support for vulnerable children who are providing evidence in court. The Centre is also the IDA appointed administrator for iNSPIRE Fund and advocates for a bully-free culture in schools through the Bully-Free Programme.

Sunbeam Place

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Sunbeam Place is an approved home for abused and neglected children in need of safety and protection or whose parents are unable to provide proper care. Here, we provide a loving and caring home-like environment for children aged between two and twenty-one years. We also counsel and help children cope with their emotions of fear, anxiety, worry or guilt. Programmes offered at Sunbeam Place cater to the children’s emotional and developmental needs.

Talks and Workshops Programmes Centre

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Talks and Workshops Programmes Centre aims to promote the well-being of children, youth, parents and caregivers through talks and workshops conducted in a fun and experiential manner. Our programmes for the children and youth are designed to be in line with the Social and Emotional Learning framework of the Ministry of Education. The Centre also conducts training for teachers with the objective of imparting knowledge and skills to these professionals who are tasked to mould our future generations.

VOX @ Children's Society

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VOX @ Children’s Society serves youth aged between 13 and 18. VOX acts as a platform for youth to voice out their ideas, while holding the belief that every youth has strengths and assets to be tapped on. Basing our intervention on the Positive Youth Development Framework, each youth will develop 5Cs - Confidence, Caring, Character, Competence and Connection, during their time with us.

Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh)

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Youth Service Centre (Toa Payoh) undertakes youth-related social services. They work closely with the Juvenile Court to counsel and reform youths who are at risk of being on the wrong side of the law, and those who are deemed Beyond Parental Control. The Centre runs diversionary programmes that aim to stabilise youth behaviour, and mentoring programmes that give youth and their families positive role models to emulate.