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Media Statement

18 April 2016, Monday

PAP Community Foundation's Response to incident at a Childcare Centre in Taman Jurong

On Tuesday 12 April, there was an incident involving two 6 year-old children, a boy and a girl, at the centre. The girl reported that the boy had touched her inappropriately. The centre staff immediately notified their parents. 

PCF HQ was informed on Wednesday 13 April and has been investigating the matter. We deeply regret the incident and fully sympathise with the parents in their distress. Our top priority is the well-being of our young children. We have assigned a child psychologist and teacher to engage the girl and look after her well-being. The psychologist is also counselling the boy, whose parent has agreed not to send him to the centre for the time being. A teacher will continue to stay in touch with the boy and his parent. 

PCF is also liaising with MSF/ECDA on the matter. Based on the findings and recommendations of the child psychologist, PCF will take the necessary follow-up action. We will do everything we can to ensure our students’ well-being and to provide a safe and conducive environment for them. 

Mr Victor Bay 

Chief Executive Officer 

PAP Community Foundation