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Volunteering with the Singapore Prison Service

Confidentiality & Privacy

  • No information should be disclosed unless the offenders’ consent has been sought
  • Other offenders/friends/ families should not be told what has been shared by the offender
  • Protect confidentiality/information of offenders
    o  No access to information by unauthorized persons         
    o  No dissemination of information through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, etc


  • Language used - Do not belittle offenders by being condescending


Cultural Sensitivity

  • Awareness of offender’s race, religion or culture
  • Avoid potential areas that may interfere with the exercise of professional discretion and impartial judgement
  • Volunteers should not work with any client who is a relative or friend and must inform prison authorities immediately if such a situation arises.
  • Do not take advantage of any professional relationship for your personal, religious, political or business interest. Set clear boundaries.

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