22 March 2012
To the Minister,
I am writing to you today to ask about the formation of the new Integrated Attendance Service, to start operating in Term 4 of 2012.
Could you please explain to me what the rational and reasoning behind this new service’s formation is?
What, if any, consultation was done with staff at the Non Enrolled Truancy Service (NETS) and the District Truancy Service (DTS) prior to the decision being made to form the new service?
Given the existing expertise and experience that lies in the staff of NETS and DTS, I wonder what consideration was given to allowing those staff to have a say in the future of truancy services in New Zealand.
I look forward to your response.