We want to improve staff and families’ knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice and promoting equality and too valuing diversity. We want all children to be included in all the activities of the setting for example cultural celebrations. Legal framework In order for equality, diversity and inclusion to be followed in our setting we will too follow: The Equality Act Disability Discrimination Act Race Relations Act Children’s Act Special Educational Needs and Disability Act
The government have set out a number of health and social care initiatives which include the Equality Act 2010, the Care Standards act 2000 and The Dignity in Care Act. All these acts are in place to promote anti-discriminatory practice in all health and social care settings. The Equality Act 2010 is in place to stop people being treated unfairly and try to give everyone equal opportunities, the act protects 9 characteristics including; age, disability, gender reassignment , marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. The Equality Act 2010 ensures that everyone is treated equally for example if in a work setting such as a school it will ensure that all staff regardless of their sex receives the same pay depending on their job role and responsibilities. Care providers will have to follow The Equality Act 2010; they can do this in a number of ways such as creating a set of policies and procedures that the staff will have to follow.
The SEN and disability act makes it unlawful for schools to discriminate against children with SEN or disability. Race relations act places a duty on schools to eliminate any sort of race discrimination and promote good relationships between all children from all races by educating them and explaining that there are different races but we are all equal. The children act sets out the duty of local authorities and schools to provide services to meet the needs of all children and to make sure that their safety and welfare is always taken into account and is a priority. The equality act sets out legal responsibilities to all public sectors and schools to provide and promote equality of opportunity for all children and adults making sure that everybody is given the same choices of all that school has to offer regardless of their age, race, religion, sexuality or gender. 1.2 Explain the importance of promoting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access It is important to support participation and equality of access so that every pupil
In UK all different legislations, guidelines and polices aim to protect well-being of children and promote their safeguarding. The Children Act 1989 This Act has changed the law regarding children safeguarding. Local authorities, courts, parents/carers are assigned with duties and responsibilities in order to promote welfare, safe and happy upbringing of all children. The Children ACT 1989 believes that young people get the best care within their own families and focus on supporting parents and carers. However if there are any allegations or suspicion of child abuse, it gives the local authorities rights to intervene.
The main purpose of this Law is to improve, in respect of the Bailiwick of Guernsey (except Sark) the rules in relation to children and their families. Precautions are made to ensure all the children’s adequate needs are met and to support Parents, Families and others caring for or working with children. Giving specific guidelines to follow for the protection of all children. This enables everyone involved with children the guidance of duties of care, powers and rights and sets out specific objectives for the care of every young person under 18 years. At St Sampson’s High school I feel our most important Policy relating to The Children (Guernsey and Alderney) Law 2008 is ‘The Child Protection Policy’ There are 4 Purposes within this policy.
Article 19 states children’s rights to be ‘protected from all forms of physical or mental violence, injury or abuse, neglect or negligent treatment, maltreatment or exploitation including sexual abuse by those looking after them’. Those countries which signed up to the Treaty, including the UK in 1991, are legally bound to implement legislation which supports each of the articles. Children Act 1989 This Act identiﬁes the responsibilities of parents and professionals who must work to ensure the safety of the child. This Act includes two important sections which focus speciﬁcally on child protection. Section 47 states that the Local Authority has ‘a duty to investigate when there is a reasonable cause to suspect that a child is suffering, or likely to suffer, signiﬁcant harm’.
• The Education Act 2002 - This act give certain responsibilities to head teachers and the governing bodies in all schools and they talk about how schools can keep their children safe and free from harm. • Working together to Safeguard children (2006) - This is a set of duties that organisations are given so that they can work together to help with safeguarding children and young people. • E-Safety - All staff have contact with the children in their workplace and they are expected to take into account the safety of all the children and also promote the safe and responsible use of technology in its many forms, they need to have the opportunity to learn about the behaviours of children that could possibly be linking to E-Safety issues, and to know where to get help. There are a number of different agencies that are involved in the safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and these include:- • Schools- The roles of schools are so that they are able to support
Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people Current legislation and codes of practice to promote of equality & valuing of diversity There are nine main pieces of legislation The Equality pays Act 1970 The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 The Race Relations Act 1976 The disability Discriminations Act 1995 The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations Act 2006 The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations2006 The Equality Act 2006 part 2 The Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007 Importance of promoting the rights of all children & young people to participate & equality of access All Children have the right to access all the opportunity that is being offered to them. The school has a duty to have equal access regardless of what their background is e.g. Race, Culture, Background, Gender, Special Educational needs. This is important so that pupils could get the best possible start in life, by making good life choices, able to support themselves, achieve the best also involving everyone and participating in every aspects of the school and curriculum. Importance & benefits of valuing & promoting cultural diversity in work with CYP Opportunities are given to all children about other cultures and ethnic background, to understand and value the cultural diversity in the community and around the world.
Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities 1. Understand the legislation and policies that support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities 1.1 Identifying the polices and the legislation that promote inclusion, the human rights of a person with learning disabilities of their citizenship and equal life chances, (National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990), (Disability Discrimination Act 2005), (Disability Equality Duty 2006). The individuals with learning disabilities should be treated with dignity, respect and have the same rights as everyone else. The approach for individual with learning disability for the 21st century (Department of Health 2001a). 1.2 These legislation are set to protect the vulnerable from abuse, prejudice or any form of harassment and labelling individuals or stereotyping them.
Human Rights Act 2000 The human rights act gives all children the right to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect as the same as their parents or guardians do. Every child is entitled to be treated fairly, this policy is put in place to prevent practitioners from treating the children any different to how they should do. Schools must not smack or use physical abuse on a child at any time. Corporal punishment is not allowed; even if their parents deal with the child with this manner at home it is still not acceptable in the setting. The child must feel safe and secure in your care and by smacking them it will harm their trust/respect they have for you.