A ground-breaking domestic violence bill is being hailed for its focus on children.
Parliament passed a world-first piece of legislation last night, allowing victims of domestic violence to take 10 days of paid leave.
Children's Commissioner Judge Andrew Becroft told Chris Lynch he welcomes the bill, and thinks it will be good for children.
He says one of the great opportunities of this legislation is that it gives time for a parent who's the victim of domestic violence, to get help for their children.
Becroft says a study done in Christchurch showed almost all youth offenders had experienced domestic violence at home.