Because every child deserves love

Aligning with Children’s Day celebrations in October 2016 and as part of Fei Yue’s 25th anniversary of service, HEART@Fei Yue, a not-for-profit Child Protection Specialist Centre (CPSC), seeks to raise awareness about Child Protection in Singapore through an online outreach campaign and community carnivals.

protect a child today carnival

As the saying goes, “It takes a community to raise a child”. Through this online outreach campaign, we hope that the community will be better informed about the types, signs and symptoms of abuse, understand the rights of a child and gain positive parenting tips, so as to better protect children around them. Families can also look forward to a day of fun at the community carnivals with a whole slew of games and activities – enjoy skits, storytelling, family-bonding games, pinwheel and badge-making activities, learn positive parenting strategies and more!

Everyone can #ProtectAChildToday
From 2014 – 2015, there were 344 reported cases of Child Abuse received by HEART@Fei Yue. 57% of the reported cases were due to Physical Abuse and 20% of the cases were due to Neglect. Just this year alone, the media has reported two major abuse cases, one leading to the death of the child. However, there are many more cases of abuse that are unknown.

Whether it is a third-party reporting a suspected abuse cases or struggling parents seeking assistance and support, early intervention can dramatically rewrite the tragic outcome of a child’s life story. The social workers at HEART@Fei Yue are qualified and trained to handle such cases and we encourage everyone to step forward to report suspected cases or to seek assistance and support. The HEART@Fei Yue hotline is open for enquiries, consultation or to inform a caseworker of a suspected or identified case of child abuse or neglect. Further follow up actions will be taken in order to restore safety to the family members, as well as to move the family toward healthier relationships.

Follow our Facebook page: fb.com/FeiYueCommunityServices for more updates and information. Join us at our community carnivals to learn more about child abuse and positive parenting, and have some fun with the games and activities!

Carnival information:

Date: 22 October 2016, Saturday
Venue: Lot 1 Shopper’s Mall, Level 5 Roof Garden
Time: 11am – 5pm
To enquire about child protection issues or report a case, please call HEART@Fei Yue’s hotline: 6819-9170