Tda 2.4 Essay

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TDA 2.4: Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people. Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. 1.1) Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Every School must promote equality and diversity. It must reflect the Value of these not just in the Classroom but all aspects of School. They must respect all Pupils and Staff and their way of life. Schools have policies to ensure this happens but many policies are based on legislations which are placed in place by the Government. These legislations will help provide an understanding and its purpose to providing equality and diversity. These Legislations have been created by the United Nation’s convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). 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. Disability Discrimination Act 2005: 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: Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or disability. Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000: Outlines the duty of organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races. Human Rights Act 1998: Sets out rights of all individuals and allows 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
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