CNA: Child abuse deaths: Are there gaps in the system?

In the last decade, child abuse cases involving neglect and physical or sexual abuse have gone up from around 300 in 2012 to 2,141 in 2021. Several high profile cases before the court involved the death of young children.

Steven Chia from Heart of the Matter gets answers on how the system works and why some cases slip through with Soh Ying Si, deputy manager at Melrose Home, Yogeswari Munisamy, senior principal social worker at the Ministry of Social and Family Development and C Amutha, deputy head of Punggol Family Service Centre.