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Our Mission

“To Be A Leading Social Work Organisation In Enabling Children and Youth To Maximise Their Potential.”

Our Story

SHINE Children and Youth Services, established in 1976, is a registered charity and member of the National Council of Social Service with an Institution of Public Character (IPC) status.

We aim to empower children and youth from disadvantaged backgrounds through school-based, centre-based, and community-based Social Work and Educational Psychology programmes grounded in research, theories, and practice wisdom, all guided by our core values.

Serving around 6,000 students each year, we help build young lives, enhance their resilience, and offer hope for their future.

Our Intended Impact

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SHINE strives that all children and youth, aged 5-21, served by us:

  • are positively developed with CompetenceConfidence and Character;

  • have meaningful Connections with family and society;

  • Care for others;

  • are positively engaged in school and

  • steer clear of crimes

Our Core Values

We commit to serve our clients

• We listen to their needs & serve to empower them.

• We demonstrate the highest ethical standards.

We uphold professional excellence

• We emphasise integrity, teamwork & quality in our work.

• We treat our colleagues & co-workers with respect & dignity.

• We think & work creatively.

• We grow in our knowledge & skills.

• We learn from our mistakes.

We value our volunteers & service partners

• We develop & empower our volunteers.

• We support collaborative relationships.

• We recognise & celebrate contributions & accomplishments.

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Our Milestones

Registered School Social Work
Service Association of Singapore
(SSWSAS) with office at Penang

Pro-tem Committee
was established

Pro-tem Committee
was established

Appointed by the Ministry of Social and
Family Development (MSF) to provide
consultation for Project CROPS - the
pilot of a service delivery framework for
Student Care Centres in Singapore

Successfully completed 2-year pilot of
Seconded School Social Work Model in

Granted Institution of a Public Character (tax exempt) status by Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore

Changed organisation name to Students Care Service (SCS)

Presented with the Outstanding Community Partnership Award by

Clementi Police Division on 14 November in recognition of the close partnership with and strong support rendered to the Division

Seconded School Social Work Model adapted into Attached School Work Model and implemented in a mainstream Primary School

Go for Goal! Set a new record of 6 hours and 3 minutues for the Longest 11-a-side-Football Match in the Singapore Book of Records

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Mission & Vision statement was broadened to reflect SHINE’s work with children

and youth. Intended Impact Statement

and Theory of Change were articulated

to facilitate consistent and clear

understanding of SHINE’s work

Appointed by Ministry of Education (MOE) to provide consultation and training for the pilot of Student Welfare Officers scheme in Singapore

Invited by the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW) to provide training to social work educators and practitioners on the topic of “Social Work in Schools” in Ho Chi Minh City from

9 to 12 November 2015

Hougang Centre appointed Integrated Service Provider (ISP)

by Ministry of Social and Family Development

Awarded full 3-year CARF Accreditation for attaining international service standards and best practices in youth diversion/intervention programmes


Staff, Nur Fadhli Bin Prayitno, selected to represent SHINE at the ASEAN Workshop on Development Cooperation on Social Welfare in Bangkok, Thailand


Invited by the International Association of Schools of

Social Work (IASSW) to provide training on the topic of “Social Work in Schools” in Hanoi


Organised and presented “International Conference on Children and Youth Work Practice”, officiated by Minister

for Ministry of Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin


Clementi Centre appointed Integrated Service

Provider (ISP) by Ministry of Social and Family Development

Submitted maiden Coalition Alternative Report to the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Children in support of the well-being of children in Singapore


One of the 10 non-profits to be awarded the Tote-Board Non-Profit Sector Transformation Initiative grant


Visit by First Lady of Guyana, Mrs Sandra Granger, to SHINE Clementi on 21 June 2019


Staff, Mr Lee Seng Meng, awarded the Outstanding Social Worker Award (OSWA) for 2019

Changed organisation name to SHINE Children and Youth Services


Speaker of Parliament, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin, appointed as SHINE Children and Youth’s patron

Visit by British High Commissioner, Her Excellency

Kara Owen, to SHINE Clementi on 6 January 2020


Launched ResiL!ence - Youth Mental Health Service of

SHINE, officiated by Mr Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Social and Family Development and Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth


Awarded the Star Partner Award at the Public Sector Transformation (PST) Awards Ceremony on 21 October 2020 in recognition of strong contributions to better outcomes for the Public Service through the Youth COP programme


Awarded the People’s Association Community Spirit Awards 2020 - Community Partnership Merit Award, recognition

of commendable contributions towards the community through the Integrated Care Programme @ North East

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Awarded the Charity Transparency Award

2022 at The Charity Transparency and Governance Awards Ceremony on 9 November 2022 in recognition of good transparency and governance standards


Appointed by Social Service Institute as

a Training Network Model 2.0 (TNM 2.0)

Centre of Excellence, recognised for domain expertise in Children and Youth and Volunteer Management

“Nothing Is Impossible” Campaign Launched


Presented paper “Needs Assessment of School-

Going Secondary School Students During the

HBL Period” at the NUS-SSR Seminar Series


Presented paper “School Attendance in Low-

Income Families and Children: Beliefs and

Strategies” at the 5th International Conference

Practice Research, Melbourne, Australia

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