(amended Act 2005).This builds on the 1995 Act it places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an access Plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 It is unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 Outlines the duty of schools and organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races. Human Rights Act 1998 Sets out rights of all individuals and allow them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected.
Disability discrimination Act 2005 is the policy that protects the rights of all those with disabilities. Disability discrimination Act 2005 is the policy that places a duty for schools to produce a disability equality scheme and an access plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special educational needs and disabilities Act 2001 is the policy that makes it unlawful to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. It is important to understand the cultural diversity of the pupils within the school structure and particularly those you are supporting.
This ensures that children are protected from discrimination against their race, creed, sexuality, religion or disability. Children are given the same learning opportunities and there is support for any individual pupil needs thus maximising the learning potential of children with disabilities or SEN. SENDA 2001 impedes unjustified treatment and requires schools to make reasonable adjustments (such as wheelchair access and lifts etc). Alongside SENDA 2001 the Equality Act prevents all discrimination and prejudice. Children at school are taught the
There is also a requirement on public bodies to positively promote disability equality by: explaining how you will promote equality for disabled people; challenging discrimination against disabled people; helping to remove barriers for all disabled people. 1.b Disability Equality Scheme and Access Plan The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 expands on the 1995 Act by requiring all schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme. The Disability Equality Scheme must set out ways that schools promote equality of opportunity and promote positive attitudes towards pupils, staff and others with disabilities. In addition there must also be an Access Plan. This plan must identify how discriminatory barriers are removed.
The Children Law (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 states that all States Departments have a duty to work together and share information to ensure that children and young people get the services they require. (http://www.childrenlaw.gg) This is also essential to protect children and young people from suffering
These include: * The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 * The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 * The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 * Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 * Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989) * The Human Rights Act 1998 * The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended) * Employment Equality Regulations 2003 The aim of the legislation is to promote equality of opportunity for all. This is regardless of age, sex, sexuality, disability, race, religion or any other difference. The legislation should have an impact on the way organisations provide and organise services, and on the way practitioners approach their practice. It is important to recognise however that whilst legislation is important, as it does protect people. It cannot change people's attitudes.
Unit 306 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Outcome 1 Promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity The education act is based towards the school responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. It means schools must provide resources, equipment and extra support to meet the needs of any children. The disability act places a duty on schools to encourage children to participate in all different areas of school life free from harassment and discrimination. It also eliminates barriers to make sure that children can have equal access to services. The SEN and disability act makes it unlawful for schools to discriminate against children with SEN or disability.
TDA 2.4: Equality, Diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people 1. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Child Act 1989 - This allocated duties to local authorities, courts, parents and other agencies in the United Kingdom, to ensure children are safeguarded and their welfare is promoted. It centres on the idea that children are best cared for within their own families; however, it also makes provisions for instances when parents and families do not co-operate with statutory bodies.
The LEA have a closer role to the schools and the community. They are also responsible for; Training and development Tackling health inequalities Discipling the staff (depending on how serious the matter is) National government.National government are responsible for devising policies and the curriculum. Then ensuring that they are implemented. Their role is to enhance the opportunities and experiences for the children and the staff working with them by focusing on giving extra support for the more vulnerable children in England, to make sure they all receive the same level of education and equal opportunities . As well as setting the policy the National Government look into ways of maintaining the quality of the services for children under the five outcomes of Every Child Matters.
We want to improve staff and families’ knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice and promoting equality and too valuing diversity. We want all children to be included in all the activities of the setting for example cultural celebrations. Legal framework In order for equality, diversity and inclusion to be followed in our setting we will too follow: The Equality Act Disability Discrimination Act Race Relations Act Children’s Act Special Educational Needs and Disability Act