Experts have asked for trade-offs to tackle child welfare issues and to handle the increasing number of cases of child beatings and killings. A green paper has been introduced by the government to look into the matters.
Government's Chief Science Advisor Sir Peter Gluckman stated that a border view was required to check that were the people “prepared to trade off some other aspect of what we spend money on to put very high quality services into families most at risk".
British Scientist Professor Robert Winston, who has been a presenter of programmes like Child of Our Time and The Human Body, stated that child poverty was a major problem in Britain but with the initiation it has reduced and hopefully New Zealand too will follow the footsteps.
He stated that a national discussion will be required to tackle the problem, as it falls under the problem of society. Every political party wants a good future for all the kids of the nation, he said. A more holistic and integrated approach will be required to work on the matter.
He said green paper portrays the New Zealand government’s keen efforts to help the children.