Tda 2.4 1.1 Essay

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1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity Disability discrimination act 1995 –Protects people with disabilities and places a duty of organisations to make sure that disable people can gain equal access to services by eliminating barriers. Disability discrimination act 2005-Schools have to produce an access plan and a Disability Equality Scheme. School must eliminate harassment and discrimination and should encourage participation in school life. Special Educational Needs and disability act 2001 (SEN)-It makes illegal for educational providers to discriminate a child with a disability or special needs. Race relations act 2000-Delineate the duty of schools to promote good relationships between people from different races. Children act 1989-Establishes the duty of local authorities to ensure children safety and welfare and to provide services to their needs. Children act 2004*- The Children Act 2004 was designed with guiding principles in mind for the care and support of children. These are: To allow children to be healthy Allowing children to remain safe in their environments Helping children to enjoy life Assist children in their quest to succeed Help make a contribution – a positive contribution – to the lives of children Help achieve economic stability for our children’s futures This act was brought into being in order for the government in conjunction with social and health service bodies to help work towards these common goals. The Children Act 2004 provides the legal underpinning to 'Every Child Matters: Change for Children' (2004). In response to the Children Act 2004 there have been some structural changes. From April 2006, education and social care services for children in each local authority have been brought together under a director of children's

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