The Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF) in Singapore responded to a Facebook post that alleged that their officers denied a mother access to her newborn baby.
The ministry released a statement through their official Facebook page on Friday (16 July) at 9.46am.
MSF Responds To Post Alleging Their Officers Denied A Mother Access To Her Newborn
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According to their Facebook post, the ministry stated, “MSF is aware of a Facebook post alleging that MSF officers denied a mother access to her newborn and had placed her baby in foster care without informing the parents.”
“We wish to clarify that there were serious safety and welfare concerns for the child. To safeguard the well-being of the child, MSF officers applied for a care and protection order and the Court made an order to place the baby in foster care for the time being,” added MSF Singapore.
They also said that the parents of the baby were “kept informed throughout the process from before the birth of the child to the court proceedings, and eventual placement in foster care.”
They added that they are in direct contact with the family and “will continue to work with them, to ensure the best interests of the child.”
The ministry concluded their statement by saying, “We urge the public not to speculate on the circumstances of the case. MSF is not able to share further case details at this time to protect the interests of the child and out of respect for the privacy of the family.”
You can read their official post below:
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