TDA 2.4 Equality, Diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.
L. O. 1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing diversity.
Areas of legislation are ever changing but it is important to be able to identify current and relevant aspects of those which promote equality and value diversity.
* UN convention on the right of child 1989
In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, also known as the CRC or UNCRC. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – in other words, as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.
The UK signed this legally binding agreement in 1990. It leads on form the Human right Act and sets out the rights of all children to be treated equally and fairly and without discrimination.
* Human right Act 1998
The United Nations first set a standard on human rights in 1948 with the universal declaration of Human rights. This was accepted by many countries around the world and highlighted the principal that all humans have same right and should be treated equally.
* SEN code practice 2001
The special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA) strengthened the right of parents and SEN children to a mainstream education.
It made significant changes to the educational opportunities that are available to the children with disabilities and special education needs. This means that it is more likely for these children to be in mainstream schools.
* Every Child Matters 2003
Every Child Matters 2003 and children Act 2004 update in 2010 to help children achieve more.
These were put into place to ensure that all organisations and agencies involved with children between birth and 19 years