Dealing With Family Violence

Everyone deserves a home that is safe and free from violence.

If you are or someone you know is experiencing family violence and need someone to talk to, call the AWARE Helpline at 1800-774-5935 or email

There are steps you can take to stop the violence and to be safe . This site provides you with some information to stop or prevent family violence.

Click on these links to learn more

What is family violence?

    Acts defined as Family Violence in the Women’s Charter

What can I do if I’m facing family violence?

    There are several options for help that may depend on the nature of the emergency and the level of violence, including calling for help, reporting to the police and seeking legal protection.

Getting a Personal Protection Order (PPO)

    Information about PPOs and how to apply for one

Making a Safety Plan

    How to plan ahead to protect yourself and your children from family violence

How to help a friend/relative/neighbour facing family violence

    How to recognise if someone is facing family violence and how to help

Useful Contact Information

Association of Women for Action & Research (AWARE)

Promoting Alternatives to Violence (PAVe)

TRANS Centre

Syariah Court of Singapore

    Address: Family Link@ Lengkok Bahru
    8 Lengkok Bahru #03-01
    Singapore 159052
    Telephone: 63548371, Monday to Friday: 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

Family Transformation and Protection Unit, Family Court

Family Service Centres (FSCs)

    There are 35 FSCs in Singapore
    Call ComCare at 1800 222 0000 to connect to reach the nearest FSC

Child Protection and Welfare Helpline

    Address: 10th Storey MCYS Building
    512 Thomson Road
    Singapore 298136
    Telephone: 1800-777 0000 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am-5pm and Saturday, 8.30am-1pm)

Singapore Action Group of Elders (SAGE)

Singapore Association of Women Lawyers’ Pro Bono Legal Consultation Clinics

The Law Society of Singapore

    You need to register for making an appointment. To register:
    Address: Pro Bono Services Office at level 5 of the Subordinate Courts
    Telephone: 65360650
    (Alternatively, you may register at any Family Service Centre. After registration, an appointment will be arranged for you to meet the lawyer at one of the Community Legal Clinics.)
    Website: The Law Society of Singapore