In order to address the child abuse problem in New Zealand, it is proposed that every baby’s home care be monitored:

“…The estimated $5-million-a-year scheme would make it compulsory for every newborn’s caregiver to nominate an authorised provider to assess their family’s progress through home visits. Those who refused to take part would be referred to welfare authorities.”

link: Child home-screening plan ‘insult’

Compliance would be mandatory. Each child would go onto a data base for further tracking. So, in addition to welcoming the new baby into the home, the government authorities would follow.

Catherine Forsythe
Director of Operations

[tags]privacy, security, child safety, surveillance, new zealand, data base, government[/tags]