New Zealand's Minister for Social Development, Hon. Paula Bennett released the White Paper for Vulnerable Children on 11 October 2012.
The proposals in the White Paper are the result of months of research, discussion and policy development, and set out how the Government will improve outcomes for our most vulnerable children.
The White Paper is based on the nearly 10,000 submissions sent in on the Green Paper for Vulnerable Children, as well as close consultation with key experts in health, justice, education and social services, and what international best practice shows keeps children safe from harm.
We can and will do better. We owe it to the children of New Zealand.
New Zealanders want to know what action is being taken to protect children and when each milestone will be achieved.
We've put together factsheets to help different groups understand the impacts of the White Paper and the Children's Action Plan. >>Factsheets.