Tda 2.4: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People Essay

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1.1~ Identity the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and value of diversity 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 a 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's Act 1989: Sets out the duty of local authorities (including schools) to provide services according to the needs of children and to ensure their safety and welfare Children's Act 2004: Sets out the duty to provide effective and accessible services for all children and underpins the five Every Child Matters outcomes Education Act 1996: Sets out the school's responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. The Act also requires schools to provide additional resources, equipment and/or additional support to meet their needs Equality Act 2010: Sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies, including schools, to provide equality of opportunity for all citizens. This brings together nine equality laws The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001: This outlines the statutory guidance

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