Tda 4 Essay

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TDA 2.4: Equality, diversity and inclusion 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. Legislation and codes of practice helps us to understand and put into practice: equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children. Knowledge of legislation and codes of practice helps us to a better understanding of the school policy in which we work. And just so we can understand the importance of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion of all children. In the following lines I will present legislation: • Disability Discrimination Act 1995: The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which has now been repealed and replaced by the Equality Act 2010, except in Northern Ireland where the Act still applies. Formerly, it made it unlawful to discriminate against people in respect of their disabilities in relation to employment, the provision of goods and services, education and transport. The DDA is a civil rights law. Other countries use constitutional, social rights or criminal law to make similar provisions. The Equality and Human Rights Commission combats discrimination. Equivalent legislation exists in Northern Ireland, which is enforced by the Northern Ireland Equality Commission. It is still permissible for employers to have reasonable medical criteria for employment, and to expect adequate performance from all employees once any reasonable adjustments have been made. • Disability Discrimination Act 2005: The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 2005 amends the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and introduces a new statutory duty on public bodies, including schools and local authorities, to promote equality of opportunity for those with a disability. A person has a disability "if he or she

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