Māori and the Out of School Services Sector

3. Recommended Actions

Māori want an out of school services sector that provides choice for them whether they access programmes from service providers (either Māori or mainstream) or choose to have their children looked after by whānau. For Māori who do not get their priorities met in whole or in part, the findings of the research identifies opportunities, improvements and key gaps which Māori consider are necessary to accommodate their needs with local service provision as well as at the broader out of school services sector.

It is recommended that Te Puni Kōkiri:

  1. Engage with relevant agencies and key organisations to help them improve their understanding of Māori priorities to better inform and support their policy advice, programme design, training and development and other related requirements that guide the out of school services sector
  2. Share the report with research participants in consideration for their contribution so that they can see how their views have been reflected, the findings reached and the next steps
  3. Keep participants, Māori and stakeholders updated and informed about the progress of the action plan and the review of the out of school services sector.

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