Children Act 2004: Local authorities and services have a legal right to share information regarding the welfare of the child, underpinning the legal framework for the Every Child Matters outcomes. To ensure the safety and wellbeing of a child and young people, schools have a responsibility to produce a range of policies which statesthe responsibilities of the staff members, and the procedures which they have to follow. This will include: • Safeguarding and protecting, and procedures for reporting • E-safety • Bullying, including cyber-bullying Local authorities, including schools use the guidance from the Department for Education (DfE), to produce their own policies and procedures, which must be followed. Two of these guidances are: What to do if you're worried a child is being abused (2006): Actions and procedures which should be followed when reporting a case of abuse. Working Together to Safeguard Children: A guidance for organisations, and the duties they have to safeguard children and young people.
Unit 008 (Level 4) Roles, Responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning Learning Outcome 1 Understanding own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1 There are a number of regulatory requirements and legislation, as well as codes of practice that must be followed when teaching. A summary of these is as follows: • Children Act (2004) and Safeguarding which requires teaching to incorporate being healthy, staying safe etc, and having the responsibility for protecting the learners from harm. • The Equality Act (2010) is in place to ensure that no person may be discriminated against regardless of race, sex, religion, age or sexual orientation. • The Health and Safety at Work Act (1974) provides the legislation for occupational health and safety at work. This puts the onus on both the employer and employee to work in a safe environment, and to protect others against taking risks that would put themselves and others at risk.
What is meant by inclusion? Inclusion is an active not a passive process (Corbett Cited in Soan 2004:8) and no matter what background, religion, special need, race or disability the child should be include in the whole aspect of the curriculum. Having the environment and resources adapted to meet each individuals specific needs removing any barriers to learning and enabling every child to reach their potential. Inclusion is a big issue within mainstream education today and is very closely connected to the Special Educational Needs (SEN) practice already in place within schools. Many people believe that if a child has Special Educational Needs he/she should be educated in a special school.
Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning 1. Understand own role and responsibilities in lifelong learning 1.1 Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities Legislation is a really important part of lifelong learning and as a teacher I should have an understanding of them. A few of the legislations that I think are vital to be wary of as a teacher are: • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 • Sex Discrimination Act 1975 • Equality Act 2010 • Race Relations Act 1976 • Data Protection Act 2008 Disability Discrimination Act 1995 ensures that as a facilitator I do not change the way I act or teach with learners if they have special needs, or disabilities. I should make sure my classroom is adapted to their needs but not make them feel inferior. Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 covers the regulations of workplace health and safety.
By complying with the law, a business will avoid damaging publicity as well as the costs accompanying with accidents and injuries. This law is relevant to Bsix because health and safety is always important to any business, especially a business which includes a lot of student. Bsix must make sure that they manage health and safety correctly. Guidance on compliance – Bsix must assess the risks to the health and safety of both employees and the students. Bsix must also ensure that the necessary control measures have been identified and are being applied within the business.
QEE3/001 COMPLYING WITH STATUTORY REGULATIONS AND ORGANISATIONAL SAFETY REQUIREMENTS 1. What are the roles and responsibilities of yourself and others under the Health and Safety at Work Act and current legislation? Personal protective equipment is to be supplied and used at work wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways. The Regulations also require that PPE: - is properly assessed before use to ensure it is suitable; - is maintained and stored properly; - is provided with instructions on how to use it safely; and - is used correctly by employees. - simple maintenance can be carried out by the trained wearer, but more intricate repairs should only be done by specialists.
If there are any adjustments that need to be made, I will have them carried out. *Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and 2005 – This act aims to end the discrimination against people with a disability, within work or education areas, and to make reasonable adjustments to overcome any physical barriers for access. I will ensure that any disabled students are provided with extra suitable facilities within the environment and help them to have the same educational experience as all other students. *Sex Discrimination Act 1975 – This act states it is unlawful to discriminate against someone due to their sex or marital status in education or employment. I will always promote equality between men and women within my classes and in
PTLLS 6302: Unit 001/level 3 Roles, responsibilities and relationships in lifelong learning. The roles and responsibilities of the tutor in regards to legislation is a duty to act according to the law as defined in an act of parliament relevant to your teaching. This also relates to codes of practice, setting out rules to outline boundaries and expectations from organisations and staff to enable good teaching ethics. These are some generic legislation you need to be aware of: * Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: imposed on all staff within an organisation to carry out regular and well documented risk assessments to ensure a healthy and safe environment. * Equality Act 2010: brings disability, race, sex and other grounds of discrimination within one piece of legislation.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974: stipulates that it is the responsibility of the employer/organisation to protect people against dangers to health and safety in relation to their day to day activities at work. I will have to make the environment suitable for myself and the learners and make necessary adjustments depending on the agenda of the day. The Disability Discrimination Act 1995: I will make sure that disabled students are given access to the same facilities available to other student and in some cases make necessary adjustments to help them continue their education as required by this act. The Race Relations Act 1979 bans discrimination on the basis of race, colour, nationality or ethnicity in provision of services and facilities; education and employment which I will uphold and hence boost the confidence of pupils with low self esteem. Every Child Matters 2003; Children's Act 1989: protects and promotes the welfare of children.
COSHH – The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002. The regulations are in place to ensure that the general requirement of an employer is to protect employees and other persons from the hazards of substances used at work by risk assessment, control of exposure, health surveillance and incident planning. COSHH requires settings to label all of hazardous substances clearly and ensure that they are stored correctly and out of harm’s way. At my setting we keep a copy of the COSHH handbook in our Health and Safety