Unit 306 Outcome 1 Promote Equality and Diversity in Work with Children and Young People

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1.1 All schools must have a set of guidelines that they follow to ensure equality within the school. The policies must take into account all individuals and groups in the school. I will outline each relevant legislation below. Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Protects the rights of everyone with disabilities. It also makes sure that schools eliminate any barriers so that all individuals have access. Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Places a duty on all organisations, including schools, to promote equality of opportunity between disabled people and other people eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the DDA eliminate harassment of disabled people that is related to their disability promote positive attitudes towards disabled people encourage participation by disabled people in public life take steps to meet disabled people’s needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment (taken from a leaflet from Bedford Borough, Leaflet 10, A guide to disability discrimination in schools.) Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against children with a special education need or disability. Race Relations Act 2000 Outlines the duty of organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races. Human Rights Act 1998 The Act sets out fundamental rights and freedoms that everyone in the UK has a right to. They include: the right to life freedom from torture and inhuman or degrading treatment freedom of thought, belief and religion freedom of expression right to education If these rights have been broken an individual has the right to take it to domestic courts. Children Act 1989 The intention of this legislation is that children’s welfare and developmental needs are met, including the need to be protected from harm. Key
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