- Potential employers can contact Youth Employment and Advancement Hub (YEAH!). They have taken over this function from MSF in 2014. Address: Lifelong Learning Institute 11 Eunos Road 8, #08-04 Singapore 408601
How can I refer my youth for Youth GO! Programme?
You may contact either Fei Yue Community Services or Care Corner Singapore Ltd to make a referral according to your locality. Please visit our website at [https://www.msf.gov.sg/what-we-do/help-those-in-need/article/programmes/Youth-GO-Programme] to find the agency nearest to you and their contact details.
How can I report for underage alcohol consumption?To report underage alcohol consumption, you may report to the Police (Cantonment Branch) at 6835 0000.
How can I report underage smokers?To report underage smokers, you may call Health Sciences Authority (HSA) at the following numbers: 6684 2031/32/33.
How can members of the public intervene and refer troubled youths to appropriate channels for help?
Members of the public may refer troubled youths to:
1. Family Service Centres (FSCs)
Youths who require any social and emotional support, can be referred to FSCs, where Social Work Practitioners will provide case management support and coordinate holistic support for the youths and their families to help them address their issues. The nearest FSC can be located via MSF’s Directories.
2. Youth GO! Programme (YGP) agencies - Fei Yue Community Services and Care Corner Singapore Ltd
Members of the public may also share information with YGP agencies such as where these youths usually hang out at. In this way, YGP agencies can more easily locate and engage these youths. YGP supports at-risk youths aged 12 to 21 years old so that they can be meaningfully engaged in their studies or work, stay crime-free, and develop problem-solving skills.
The YGP agencies’ contact details can be found here MSF | Youth GO! Programme.
What is National Youth Work Competency (NYWC) Framework?A joint initiative between the Central Youth Guidance Office and National Council of Social Service, the National Youth Work Competency (NYWC) Framework will set out the specialised competencies required by youth work professionals. With the framework, youth workers and their supervisors will be able to identify and participate in suitable courses to develop their competencies and careers.
What is the Youth-At-Risk Engagement (YARE) Framework?The YARE Framework is a structure to guide Service Providers in the development and delivery of programmes for at-risk youths in the community. It consists of the following components: a. Assessment of risks b. Evidence based/informed Programmes c. Standards of competency for youth workers d. Evaluation of the programme 10 Service Providers have been appointed to deliver programmes under the YARE Framework. The YARE Framework is a pilot which started on 1 June 2016, and will last for up to 3 years. The programmes delivered under the YARE Framework are funded under the VWO-Charities Capability Fund (VCF).
What is Youth GO! Programme?The Youth GO! Programme (YGP) is a street outreach programme which aims to support youths-at-risk aged 12 to 21 years old to help them be meaningfully engaged in their studies or work, stay crime-free, and develop problem-solving skills. Care Corner Singapore Ltd and Fei Yue Community Services are the two social service agencies appointed by MSF to run YGP in geographical areas alongside MSF’s Social Service Offices’ regions. Their services include: 1) Information and Referral Youths who are in distress, facing issues, or require assistance may be referred and/or connected to various community resources for support. 2) Outreach, casework and interest-based activities Service outreach teams from the agencies engage youths on the streets through activities, groupwork and casework.
What upstream programmes are available to reduce first-time offending amongst youths?
If you know of a youth who is at risk of offending, you may approach a Youth GO! Programme (YGP) agency - Fei Yue Community Services or Care Corner Singapore Ltd. YGP supports at-risk youths aged 12 to 21 years old so that they can be meaningfully engaged in their studies or work, stay crime-free, and develop problem-solving skills. The YGP agencies’ contact details can be found in this link: [https://www.msf.gov.sg/what-we-do/help-those-in-need/article/programmes/Youth-GO-Programme]