A Bill to deal with issues concerning children is expected to go before Cabinet and Parliament when a new Government comes into power after November 19 elections.
It is called the Child Family Welfare Bill, specifically to deal with issues concerning a child.
Ministry of Women, Youth and Children Affairs said the Bill is still in the planning stage and should be submitted to the new Government.
A non-government organisation, Save the Children office in Honiara is working closely with the Ministry to formulate the Bill.
An officer with in the organisation said the Bill will give more powers to social welfare to look after issues of children.
Meanwhile, Parliament has passed the Family protection Bill 2014 on August 27 2014.
The Bill when it becomes an Act prohibits conducts, or threats of such conduct, committed by a person against another person.
This includes physical, sexual, psychological, and economic abuse. These forms of abuse are further defined in the Bill.
It also defines the types of relationships in which domestic violence can occur.
The Bill is a mixture of criminal and civil law.
Whilst it criminalizes behaviors relating to domestic violence, it also provides civil remedies to protect victims in ensuring their safety.
The penalty for committing domestic violence is $30,000 or a 3 year imprisonment term or both.
By EDDIE OSIFELO