Promote Equality Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

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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. By promoting cultural diversity in schools it allows good understanding and knowledge of all pupils. Culture can be reflected through the curriculum e.g. music, foods and stories which supports all pupils to explore and understand cultures which are different from them. Ways in which CYP can experience prejudice & discrimination Schools must be conscious that children and young people will experience Prejudice or Discrimination at some point in

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