research and Advocacy
– A Voice for Our Children and Their Future
We perform an advocacy role as the voice of children and their future.
To reach out to the community, we host a Bully-Free website and organise various activities to raise awareness on the topic of bullying. Our school outreach efforts include conducting Bully-Free awareness talks, workshop, camps, campaigns, as well as teachers’ training and parenting workshops.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Talk
This talk aims to heighten awareness on the subject matter of child abuse and neglect prevention. It imparts participants with knowledge of the signs and symptoms of abuse and channels of reporting suspected abuse cases. This talk is primarily targeted at secondary caregivers of children, such as teachers.
Children’s Society disburses research grants to support students pursuing research on issues related to children, youth and families at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
We conduct research to help identify social trends and issues related to children, youth and families in Singapore. Past studies have covered the themes of bullying, child abuse and neglect, as well as family and child development. Some of the ongoing studies include examining the impact of cyber environments on adolescents, public and professional perceptions of child abuse and neglect, and infant attachment.
Singapore Children's Forum
Inaugurated in 2013, the Singapore Children’s Forum serves as a national platform for children to voice their opinions on issues important to them.
Singapore Children’s Society Lecture
The annual Singapore Children’s Society Lecture, inaugurated in 2007 as part of our 55th Anniversary Celebrations, is one of the Society’s efforts to reach out to professionals working with children and families as well as to the members of the public. The Lecture, during which a subject expert speaks on a topic related to children, aims to raise public awareness on issues pertinent to the welfare and well-being of children, youth and families.