Equality and Diversity P4 M2 D1

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(P4) How National initiatives promote anti discriminatory practice The Children Act 2004 (every child matters) “This act provides legalisation to improve children’s lives in the broader sense. This covers all the services that every child accesses, including additional needs. Its aim is to encourage better services and provision for all aspects of children’s welfare and health” (Lawrence, 2010, p72- health and social care level 3 Book 1) 1) “All children and young people have a need to develop and grow into mature young adults without being exposed to bigotry and discrimination” (Silky steps.com: 2000-2013) this could be used if they are introduced to other beliefs and religions; so they can grow up respecting the differences around them. In order to do this, they must be taught about other beliefs and that they should all the treated equally. 2) “Children’s needs are put first” (Norway – the official site in the UK 2013) For example there is a boy starting a new school and he is a wheelchair user, the school should make sure that his specific requirements are met; such as making sure that there are easy access ramps for him to use, automatic doors so he doesn’t struggle opening the door and lifts for him to use. 3) “ensures that children are listened to” (The Scottish Government -2010) For example, some older children at the Brownies Club asked if they could be involved more in the running off the club rather than taking part in the activities as they felt that they were too old to do that now. They suggested that they could organise some of the games and help out with the tuck shop. The leader provided them with “staff in training” shirts and made them responsible with thinking up new games to play with the younger children; this brought everyone together as a team. Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005 “This duty is anticipatory, meaning that

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