You will ALL need to be at these meetings and put forward what and how you feel about what they are doing to the Truancy Services in New Zealand.
The one fact which seems to be very apparent is that the New Zealand Ministry of Education (MoE) are NOT combining the Non Enrolled (NETS) and District Truancy Service's (DTS) into one Integrated Service as they have said. In combining the Services, one would be led to think that they would use the existing Services and Integrate them using their current expertise.
(Quote - The MoE acknowledges that current DTS providers are the repositories of knowledge and expertise regarding supporting schools to return students to education in a timely manner with appropriate supports)
What is really happening here is that they are constructing a NEW SERVICE
and totally ignoring the current experienced practitioners, though wanting their operating information to 'kick start' the new Service. (Re: Environmental Scan).
Every Lawyer I have discussed this with agree that this is totally unethical.