Promote Equality and Diversity

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BE ABLE TO PROMOTE EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY IN CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE. Through research and own experiences I have come to learn about the current legislation and code’s of practice to the promotion of equality and valuing diversity. I have looked at the rights and the importance of valuing and promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people and how it is affected by inclusion and inclusive practices and the barriers children face. 1.1 Identify current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing diversity. Each school must produce a range of policies which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. These must take account the rights of all individuals and groups within the school. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools (and other organisations) to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services. (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. Children Act 1989 Sets out the duty of local authorities (including schools) to provide services according to the needs of
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