Cache Level 3 Unit 3

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Unit 3. E1/E2. There are many pieces of legislation that influence practice within childcare provisions such as The Disability Act 2005, which influences practice by ensuring that practitioners adapt the learning environment to suit all the children and young people within that space. This piece of legislation ensures that settings have disabled access for children young people and other visitors so that they can move around the setting safely and comfortably. This piece of legislation also ensures that all practitioners meet both the physical and emotional needs of the children and young people in their care. The Children Act 2004 ensures that practitioners plan activities around all children’s needs taking into account those children within the environment that have a disability or learning difficulty. This piece of legislation also ensures that all children receive the same opportunities for learning as everyone else and that each child receives the right amount of support with their learning. Every Child Matters 2004 is also embedded within this piece of legislation. The Equality Act 2010, this piece of legislation ensures that all practitioners treat children, young people and their families with respect and appreciates that people are from different backgrounds believe different things and have different attitudes to others within the setting, this means the practitioner must be open minded about diversity. This also ensures that all children can learn within the same environment regardless of their physical ability. The Human Rights Act 1998, influenced practice hugely when it put an end to physical punishment of children and young people within the setting. This piece of legislation gave all children the right to education of a generic high standard regardless of their location, background or culture etc. The Protection Of Children Act 1991, this
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