The purpose of this policy is:
TFSC believes that all children have an equal right to protection from all types of harm or abuse. TFSC seeks to keep children and young people safe by:
Within this policy:
Children and young people are defined as below the age of 18 years.
Child protection concerns are matters involving direct or indirect harm, or risk of harm, to a child or young person.
Reporting a concern:
Any person wanting to report a non-urgent safeguarding concern should contact [email protected].
Please be aware that TFSC is not a crisis response service, so if your concern is urgent you should contact:
1800-777-0000, Ministry of Social and Family Development’s National Anti-Violence Helpline
In the UK
0808-800-5000 or [email protected], National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children
You can also contact your local child protection services. Their contact details can be found on the website for the local authority the child lives in.
If there is risk of imminent danger or the matter is urgent, contact the police.
When a concern arises TFSC will:
We may also:
We respect families’ privacy and are committed to managing all matters involving concerns about harm and risk of harm in a sensitive, child-focused manner that is supportive and protects confidentiality as far as possible. We will seek permission when referring to, or liaising with other professionals wherever possible.
This policy defines confidentiality as an understanding that any information shared with someone in trust can only be passed on to a third party with the agreement of the person disclosing it unless the child or young person has been harmed, is at risk of being harmed, or is at risk of harming themselves.
This policy statement should be read alongside the following organisational policies:
This policy has been drawn up on the basis of legislation, policy and guidance from Singapore and the United Kingdom, including the following:
International best practice:
TFSC reviews this policy annually.
Nicola Cann, Director, The Family Sleep Consultant Ltd.
Date: 31st March 2022
The Family Sleep Consultant Pte. Ltd.
Incorporated in the Republic of Singapore under the Companies Act, Company number: 202142067K
18-00 The Octagon, 105 Cecil Street, Singapore, 069534
The Ministry of Social and Family Development is responsible for statutory child protection. The Protecting Children in Singapore (2016) publication and other useful publications can be found here: https://www.msf.gov.sg/policies/Children-and-Youth/Pages/default.aspx
Singapore legislation, including the Children and Young Persons Act (2001) may be accessed at https://sso.agc.gov.sg/
The Singapore Big Love Child Protection Specialist Centre (https://www.biglove.org.sg/ https://www.giveavoice.sg/) provides help for families with child protection concerns.
The National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children (https://www.nspcc.org.uk/, 0808 800 5000) provides a range of safeguarding and child protection resources for parents, including information about: