The Minister for Social Development wants to find a way of stopping the most at-risk beneficiaries from having more children.
Unfortunately Tolley is being somewhat timid.
... said she was talking about a small number of families, where Child Youth and Family was removing more than one child at birth, most from homes with a history of abuse and neglect. "I know of a case where they were taking the sixth child from that woman and of course the first question I ask is; 'So what sort of family planning advice is being made available to that woman, is it there immediately for her to think about?'Every year, one in five children born will be benefit-dependent by the end of it.
In the 6 months to March 31, 2015, 6,347 babies were added to an existing benefit.
In that context Tolley's ambition looks lacking. But still upsetting for some.
Association of Social Workers chief executive Lucy Sandford-Reed said she felt uncomfortable about the minister's comments.There's a big part of the problem. A denier. Head of the Social Worker's union no less. She should be applauding the Minister for at least having the gumption to publicly ask why some women keep having babies when they are incapable of providing for them or worse.