Number of child abuse cases in S'pore investigated last year highest in 10 years

The Child Protective Service investigated 1,313 cases of abuse in 2020, compared with the 1,088 cases in 2019. ST ILLUSTRATION: GIN TAY
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SINGAPORE - The number of child abuse cases investigated by the authorities last year was the highest in a decade, according to fresh data from the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF).

The Covid-19 pandemic forced some vulnerable families into tight quarters, increasing the chances of conflict.

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