In this assignment I will be writing about the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. I will give examples of how equality and diversity are promoted in my school. I will look very carefuly at the school policies to see how the school addresses these issues. Assignment criteria 1.2 To the school and the whole school environment should have an access every child. Children should have ensured the highest level of education tailored to their individual needs.
Promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in work with children and young people Areas of legislation are ever changing so it’s important to identify the current and relevant aspects of those which promote equality and value diversity such as:- Every Child Matters 2003 and Children Act 2004 updated in 2010 to Help Children Achieve More – These were put into place to ensure that all organisations and agencies involved with children between birth and 19 should work together to ensure that children have the support to :Stay Safe, Healthy, Enjoy and Achieve, Economic Well-being, Positive Contribution. Equality Act 2010 aims to bring together the Equal Pay Act, Sex Discrimination Act, Race Relations Act and the Disability Discrimination Act in order to protect people and to prevent service from discriminating against any group, be that gender, sex, race or disability. Schools are required to promote inclusion and disability and race equality for all. Schools should actively promote equal opportunities and positive relationships between all groups of children. It is also a statutory requirement for schools to encourage the inclusion of children with disabilities into mainstream schools.
Promoting Inclusion Equality And Diversity Within Learners Theory 3 As a tutor my aim is for the students to gain competence in and a full understanding of the subject. In order for students to do this it is important for the tutor to be mindful of the issues concerning equality, diversity and Inclusion. In terms of equality and diversity the relevant factors we must be sensitive to when teaching are disability, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity and race, age, religious beliefs and economic and social needs of the students. The diverse backgrounds and experiences of individual students are what make teaching so exciting and challenging. The tutor needs to employ a number of strategies to promote inclusive learning to ensure that all the students are involved in the learning process.
Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Current legislation and codes of practice to promote of equality & valuing of diversity There are nine main pieces of legislation The Equality pays Act 1970 The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 The Race Relations Act 1976 The disability Discriminations Act 1995 The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Act 2006 The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations2006 The Equality Act 2006 part 2 The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 Importance of promoting the rights of all children & young people to participate & equality of access All Children have the right to access all the opportunity that is being offered to them. The school has a duty to have equal access regardless of what their background is e.g. Race, Culture, Background, Gender, Special Educational needs. This is important so that pupils could get the best possible start in life, by making good life choices, able to support themselves, achieve the best also involving everyone and participating in every aspects of the school and curriculum. Importance & benefits of valuing & promoting cultural diversity in work with CYP Opportunities are given to all children about other cultures and ethnic background, to understand and value the cultural diversity in the community and around the world.
This promotes community, consistency and amalgamation through understanding and respecting others. Inclusive practice is important because it aims to deliver improved outcomes for all children and others, and it seals the achievement gap between disadvantaged children and others. To reflect inclusion in the work setting one must reflect diversity in society. As an example one can do the following things; * Providing clear I information in as many languages as possible * Having a fair admission policy whereby it eliminates any type of discrimination * Ensuring that there is a balance of different gender * Taking the necessary action against discriminatory behavior by staff or by parents. * Having the setting accessible to everyone and if the setting is found to and treat disabled children or adults less
TDA 2.4 Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people Legislation: Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Schools must draw up a Disability Equality Scheme and access plan. Schools must promote participation in all areas of school life and stop bulling and discrimination. Special Educational Needs Act 2001 This Act makes it illegal to discriminate against pupils with SENs or a disability. Race Relations Act 2000 This Act explains the duties of schools and organisations to promote equality of races. Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M.
Communication and professional relationships with children, young people and adults. Understand the principles of developing positive relationships with children, young people and adults. Effective communication is important in order to build positive relationships , we should always check how we approach and respond to other people as we are more likely to have better relationships if we communicate well with one another. Parents and other adults that come into school are more likely to give better support if communication is strong and effective in turn this benefits the children we work with. It is also important for the children that we model effective communication skills, this means checking what we are saying in moments of stress or excitement, we ask the children to behave in a certain way when communicating and sometimes forget that ourselves if we do this they will struggle to understand the boundaries of what is acceptable.
CHILDREN WHO WAIT: • We aim to address the over-representation of black and mixed parentage children waiting for families and the under-representation of families who can meet their racial and cultural identities • We aim to develop strategies in partnership with local authorities and other adoption agencies to increase the profile of black and mixed parentage children waiting for adoption • We aim to increase our presence in the black and mixed parentage communities to highlight the issues facing children from minority ethnic communities who need adoptive families INTERNAL & ORGANISATIONAL: • As an organisation we aim to have a workforce that is aware of and committed to issues of equality and diversity • We aim to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of the adoption community • We aim to have policies and procedures which reflect our commitment to anti-discriminatory, anti-racist and anti-oppressive
The 2011 Green Paper states ‘Every child deserves a fair start in life, with the very best opportunity to succeed’. DfE (2011) Support and Aspiration: A new approach to special educational needs and disability, DfE London Many influences can affect children’s educational achievement, their progress and well-being. When children go to a school they should be entering a safe environment that helps them overcome these issues and progress at least as good as other pupils. The school should go out of their way to promote equality, diversity and inclusion and do everything in its power to eliminate discrimination whilst doing so. The School I observed had an equal opportunities policy.
CU1523 Working together for the Benefit of Children and Young People 1. Understand integrated and multi-agency working 1.1 Explain the importance of multi-agency working and integrated working * As an early years setting we have a responsibility to help the children in out care achieve the ‘every child matters’. To be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve. * Team work with outside professionals is imminent to our work practises and I feel that integrating will help us achieve the outcome that we would like for our children and this will help them in their development going forward. This is an integral requirement of the eyfs.