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Social Workers in Schools (SWiS): Tamariki and whānau experiences of the SWiS programme in kura kaupapa Māori and kura ā-iwira ā-iwi (kura)

Te Wāhanga, on behalf of Oranga Tamariki, produced this report on the benefits of Social Workers in Schools (SWiS) in kura kaupapa Māori and kura ā-iwi (kura), using a kaupapa Māori approach.  

The report made six recommendations for Oranga Tamariki to consider: 

  1. Increase funding and resources for SWiS in kura kaupapa Māori and kura ā-iwi 
  2. Make sure that all SWiS workers who go into kura have te reo Māori me ngā tikanga Māori 
  3. Extend kaupapa Māori practices to English-medium schools 
  4. Review Oranga Tamariki systems and processes so that they align with kura policies and practices 
  5. Review current tools used in kura and develop tools in te reo Māori 
  6. Improve coordination between agencies to provide effective wrap-around services for tamariki and whānau

I runga anō i tō mātou mōhio ki ngā mahi e mahia ana e ngā kaimahi tauwhiro SWiS me te pānga o aua mahi, kua oti ēnei tohutohu e ono te tāpae e mātou hei whiriwhiri mā Oranga Tamariki.  

  1. Me āta whakarite kia mōhio ngā kaimahi SWiS katoa ka haere ki ngā kura he matatau ki te reo, he mōhio hoki ki ngā tikanga Māori 
  2. Me whakawhānui ngā ritenga mahi kaupapa Māori ki ngā kura arareo Ingarihi 
  3. Me arotake ngā pūnaha me ngā hātepe katoa a Oranga Tamariki kia hāngai ki ngā kaupapa here me ngā ritenga mahi o ngā kura 
  4. Me arotake ngā taputapu e whakamahia ana i roto i ngā kura ināianei, me te whakawhanake taputapu i roto i te reo Māori  
  5. Me whakapakari te ruruku o ngā tari tētahi ki tētahi, kia noho he ratonga tauawhiawhi mā te tamariki me te whānau 

 

Te Wāhanga
Kaupapa Māori
Year published: 
2019
Publication type: 
Research report
Publisher: 
Oranga Tamariki
ISBN: 
978-0-9951307-5-3
Full text download: 
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