TDA 2.4 Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people Legislation: Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Schools must draw up a Disability Equality Scheme and access plan. Schools must promote participation in all areas of school life and stop bulling and discrimination. Special Educational Needs Act 2001 This Act makes it illegal to discriminate against pupils with SENs or a disability. Race Relations Act 2000 This Act explains the duties of schools and organisations to promote equality of races. Children’s Act 1989/2004 Describes the duties of local Authorities to provide effective and accessible services for all children according to the needs of the children, it also underpins E.C.M.
Reflective Account (* please ensure you complete the Unit number and title this account is relevant to below) Unit Ref and title: HSC41 - additional written evidence. Your Name: Signature: Date: Assessor’s name: Signature: Date: All care service providers have their policies and procedures in place to meet National care standards for e.g. • Health and Social care act 2001 and 2008 • Mental capacity act 2005, • Disability discrimination act 1995 and 2005 • Equality act 2006 and so on. They also have code of practice and philosophies like my company Voyage • Humans rights act 1998 • Race relations act 2000 • Care standards act 2000 • Regulation of care act 2001 and many more... However, most of these regulations are grounded in the best possible outcomes for the service provider.
All service users and care providers must have their rights put into consideration in order no to feel discriminated against. In order to prevent this every individual’s right in peace haven house must be respected. For example they should have the right to decide what actions they want to take regarding to their health and should be provided medical care when needed this could apply to the HIV positive service user in peace haven care home. This legislation makes individual feel relevant and cared for and also that they can trust the health system in peace haven care home. Policy: Policies are the rules and regulations of an organisation or institution that should be understood and followed by all that represent the organisation.
4.1 Summarise each law and codes of practice affecting work in schools listed below | 4.2 Explain the school policies and procedures that follow these legislations. | Children Act 2006/ A guide to inter-agency working to safeguard and promote the welfare of children 2010; A good relationship between agencies andsharing of information between agencies | Child protectionEveryone in school has a duty to help keep pupils safe.The Academy has systems in place to prevent unsuitable people working with children. Disclosure and Barring Service. DBS forms are completed. Our Academy has Cause for Concern (CFC) forms to fill out for when there is a concern about the well being of a child.
In this assignment I will be writing about the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. I will give examples of how equality and diversity are promoted in my school. I will look very carefuly at the school policies to see how the school addresses these issues. Assignment criteria 1.2 To the school and the whole school environment should have an access every child. Children should have ensured the highest level of education tailored to their individual needs.
One main piece of legislation that ensures anti-discriminatory practice is Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995. The Disability Discrimination Act ensures civil rights for people with disabilities and protects them from any form of discrimination. It encourages health organisations and health authorities to overcome any kind of barriers and make full adjustments to ensure full accessibility. In any H&SC organisation governing bodies are in place to ensure that legislation and codes of practice are followed. Governing bodies and codes of practice which promote anti-discriminatory practice in H&SC settings in the UK include General Social Care Council/Care, NHS constitution and Nursing + Midwifery Council.
The anti-bullying policy should also address what children and young people should do if they are bullied, it is important that the setting regularly communicates this to children and young people. * Child Protection Policy * According to (Children Act 1989) all staff are to pass information which raises concern that a child may be at risk from non-accidental injury, neglect, emotional or sexual abuse. * Equal Opportunities Policy * According to (The Equality Act 2006) it is unlawful to discriminate on grounds of religion or belief in a number of circumstances. * SEN (Special Educational Needs) Policy * According to the (Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001) disabled students are not to be discriminated against in education, training and services provided. It is unlawful to treat a student differently from their peers due to disability.
Those principles are: stronger accountability for results, increased flexibility and local control, expanded options for parents, and emphasis on teaching qualifications and methods. In order to make sure that each student is provided the best education achievable, the NCLB focuses on what a student should be learning (academic content standards), how well they should be learning (academic achievement standards), and whether a school is teaching all students successfully (state assessments). Each state defines what all children should not only know, but also be able to do in order to be considered “proficient.” States define proficiency based on academic content standards and academic achievement standards in reading, language arts, mathematics, and science (NCLD Public Policy Staff, 2009). Schools must show that they have effectively taught their students with the use of state assessment tests. The No Child Left Behind Act mandates that students with disabilities be included in these state assessment tests.
Pg 231. Similarly McNaughton S, elaborates on the idea of continuity being a valid approach whereby “teaching and learning at school can be made more effective by enhancing the continuity between how things are done at school and how things are done in the child’s family and social setting” (chap 1,
* Disability Rights Commission 2000: enables all disabled people, including those with learning disabilities, to gain full access to their legal rights. It will ensure that the needs and views of people with learning disabilities are integral to all the Commission’s work. * Equality act 2010: It protects people from being discriminated against because of their disability. It also protects people from being discriminated against because of their caring responsibilities. The procedure and policies of Lambeth Mencap will ensure that it introduces, implements, monitors and reviews its policies, procedures, and practices in relation to equality and diversity to ensure that they are fully effective.