Juvenile Law for Social Service Professionals (Online)

Course Code:


Start Date:

08 Mar 2021

Course Category:

Cross Sector

End Date:

08 Mar 2021

Duration (hours):



Social Service Institute

Application closing date : 08 Feb 2021

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Course Date Day Start Time End Time
08 Mar 2021 Monday 09:30 AM 01:00 PM

Name Fee (Excludes GST) Fee (Includes GST)
Course Fee (Before Funding) $ 237.50 $ 254.13
Course fee (Local – After VCF subsidy capped at $240 per day) $ 125.35 $ 134.13

As a social worker, knowing and understanding Juvenile Law and its workings is both an essential and ‘must-have’ in an individual’s course of work when dealing with youth-at-risk. The ‘Juvenile Law for Social Service Professionals’ course is conducted by active legal practitioners whom are passionate and specialize in this area, and sharing their experience in how the laws with the Juvenile Law Courts apply and its parameters. The course aims to equip social work practitioners directly dealing with families in effectively informing clients on aspects of Juvenile Law when rendering aid.

Learning Outcome:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
1. Explain the framework of the Singapore legal system, i.e. the different types and levels of courts, the difference between criminal and civil law, and when legal representation is allowed or disallowed in a court or tribunal
2. Explain the concepts of custody of, care and control over, and access to children
3. Explain the main court processes for deciding disputes over children, and the basic principles and tools which the court will use to decide such disputes
4. Explain the youth law framework in Singapore, and the jurisdiction and philosophy of the Youth Court
5. Explain the processes and the main types of orders the Juvenile Court can make

Target Participants:

New and existing social workers or social services practitioners working directly within the social service setting. The programme is a core programme for all social service practitioners.

Learners are assumed to possess an English Language (speaking, reading, writing and listening) proficiency level equivalent to:

- GCE ‘O’ level OR
- Employability Skills System Workplace Literacy (WPL) Level 6

Trainer Profile:

Ms Lim Hui Min is currently the legal officer in the Attorney-General’s Chamber. She was previously the 2nd Deputy Director at Legal Aid Bureau. Upon her graduation, she was involved in banking and general litigation work in a large law firm before she joined the Legal Service, where she worked first in the Civil Registry for a year, and then the Family and Juvenile Court for about 5 years. She was subsequently seconded to the Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports to do policy work on issues affecting low-income families for 2 years. She has an in-depth knowledge of family law and practice, having had the experience of both representing and abjudicating for applicants in family proceedings. She has written numerous publications in the areas of civil, family and juvenile law.


E-mode of delivery:
• Learners will receive online access to courseware instead of printed materials

Learners who meet the attendance criteria will be awarded with an electronic Certificate of Attendance from SSI. You will receive an email notification when your e-Cert is ready for download in your NCSS e-Services account.

Fee Remarks:

Funding from VCF capped at $120 for 0.5 day. VCF subsidy is applicable only to eligible NCSS member/ MSF Funded Social Service Agency participants.


SHARIF Norlisa / Norlisa_SHARIF@ncss.gov.sg / 65895563

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