Nvq Level 2 in Teaching and Learning in Schools. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Unit 3.1 – Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in working with children and young people. 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 diversity. Equality Act 2010: legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. The Sexual Discrimination Act 1975: An act to render unlawful kinds of sex discrimination and discrimination on the ground of marriage, and establish a commission with the function of working towards the elimination of such discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity between men and women generally; and for related purposes. Disability Discrimination Act 1995: Protects people with disabilities from unfair discrimination in areas such as employment, access to goods and facilities. Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001: This is an extension on the Disability Act of 1995. The special education act protects disabled students in all areas of their studies. Also states all institutions are expected to take reasonable steps to find out if a child has disabilities or special educational needs. The Race Relations Act 1975: Made it illegal to treat any person less favourably than others because of race, skin colour, nationality or ethnic origin. Sex Discrimination Act: An act to render unlawful certain kinds of sex discrimination and discrimination based on people’s sex. The freedom act is an act of parliament of the United Kingdom that creates a public "right of access" to information held by public authorities. The human rights act means that you can defend your rights in the UK courts and that public organisations (including the Government, the Police and local councils) must treat everyone equally, with fairness, dignity and respect.
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