10 Jul '11, 9pm

MCYS conducts counselling, training for parents reunited with children

Singapore - Parents who are reunited with their children after the latter have been placed in foster care may receive parenting skills training, counselling and other services deemed necessary, according to a Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports (MCYS) spokesperson. The recent case of a Malaysian boy who was sent back to Malaysia after being in foster care in Singapore has brought fostering into the spotlight. The MCYS had said earlier that the Malaysian Social Welfare Department would work with the boy's mother on the care arrangements. The MCYS had also explained that, since the mother is a Malaysian and the child was born out of wedlock, the child is not a Singapore citizen by birth. His citizenship status follows that of his mother. For Singaporeans, the MCYS Child Protection Service (CPS) works with the natural parents as well as the children to prepare...

Full article: http://www.todayonline.com/Singapore/EDC110711-0000024/MC...

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