2.4 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

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1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Legislation/Policy Human Rights Act 1998 How does it/they help promote equality and value diversity. Proabition of discrimination and freedom of thought conscience and religion. Removal of this is illegal. Removes/makes illegal to discriminate against disabled people and promotes equal opportunities. Provision must be made and reassemble adjustments - every child matters, for example giving extra time in G.C.S.E’s, laptops in class for the pupils with dyslexia. race discrimination is illegal. That includes race, colour, ethnicity and national origins. Children have rights , thoughts and opinions and they are valued. Procedures for schools to follow to ensure inclusion and this links into Special Education Needs and the disability act. Codes of practice gives guidance on how to ensure people of different races and treated equally. Protects children against discrimination focus on inclusion and protects children against discrimination. Gives guidance and support to school staff and ensure high quality service and the best practice possible. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Race Relations (amendment) Act 2000 Children’s Act 1989 Children’s Act 2004 Government strategy for SEN 2004 Code of practice to promote race equality 2002 Every Child Matters 2005 School Policies, safe guarding G&T, SEN diversity, bullying. 1.2 Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participate and equality access. All children have the right to a varied and balanced education. This also must be supported by a high quality of teaching and learning experiences. Schools have a duty to ensure that all pupils have equal access to their education and
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