Introduced on Nov 25. The bill partially repeals the regulations laying out the how the agency treats a “subsequent child” when parents or carers come to its attention. It also repeals a redundant information sharing provision and amends technical errors and ambiguities. First reading on Dec 14. Opposed only by National who argued parents who have harmed a child should be expected to prove that their subsequent child is safe and the changes would put the parents ahead of the subsequent child’s wellbeing. Referred to the social services and community committee. Report back on June 13 with a number of changes. Second reading on July 27 with all parties strongly opposed except for Labour. The major focus for opposition was changes to the oversight provisions and administration of complaints. Committee stage completed on Aug 11. Third reading completed on Aug 23 with no changes in parties positions.