Unit 5 1.1
Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to promotion of equality and valuing diversity
In pairs we researched the Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to promotion of equality and valuing diversity. Recording dates and a brief explanation of what they are.
Equality in the work place 2010
A law that bans unfair treatment and helps achieve equal opportunities in the work place and in wider society. (homeoffice.gov.uk)
The disability discrimination act 1995
To ensure the provision of goods, facilities, services and not exclusion within the work place. (dur.ac.uk)
Special education needs and disability act 2001
This is an extension to disability act 1995. The special educational needs and disability act 2001 protects disabled students in all areas of their studies. Also states that all institutions are expected to take reasonable steps to find out if a person is disabled or has special educational needs (senda)
The race regulations act 2000(RRA)
The new act strengths the act 1976 act in two main ways
1. It extends protection against racial discrimination by public authorities
2. It places a new enforceable general duty on public authorities
The sex discrimination act 1975, 1986 (SDA)
The SDA covers discrimination on the grounds of:
* Marriage/ single
* Gender reassignment
Human rights act 1998
This came into force October 2000 and incorporates into UK laws certain rights and freedoms set out into European conventions.
It is good to know the legislations and codes of conducts as these laws support policies and procedures within schools.