Tda 2.4 Essay

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TDA 2.4/1.1 Current Legislation and Codes of Practice relevant to promotion of equality and valuing diversity. There are many policies and guidelines within schools to make sure that all children are treated fairly, as individuals, and that all of their needs are met. This includes promoting equality and diversity for everyone. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989 states the rights of all children so there have been many Parlimentary Acts written, as well as codes of practice, frameworks and policies produced in order to ensure that these rights are upheld and protected by law in the UK. This includes every child’s right to an education, and for every child to have their views respected. The legislation includes: • Disability Discrimination Act 1995 This protects the disabled and makes sure that schools provide equal access for all. • Disability Discrimination Act 2005 This says schools must have a Disability Equality Scheme and an Access Plan. They most also encourage participation by all and work against harassment and discrimination. • Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 This states that it is unlawful to discriminate within education. • Race Relations Act 2000 Due to this amendment, all organisations must promote good race relations. • Human Rights Act 1998 This includes guidelines on every individual’s rights and empowers them to take actions if they feel that these rights are not being met. • Childrens Act 1989 This outlines local authority duty, including schools, to make sure that the needs, safety and welfare of all children are met by the services provided. • Childrens Act 2004 This aims to make sure that the 5 outcomes of ‘Every Child Matters’ are considered in the services available for all children. • Education Act 1996 This
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