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Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

1.Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity 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 diversity. Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Disability Discrimination Act 2005
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
Race Relations Act 2000
Human Rights Act 1998
Children Act 1989
Children Act 2004
Education Act 1996
Equality Act 2010
1.2.Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access. All pupils have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum. Schools have a duty to ensure all pupils have equal access to the curriculum irrespective of their background, race, culture, gender, additional need or disability. It is important to ensure that the curriculum meets individual needs of all pupils. This involves understanding the barriers which exist. Intervention strategies, such as additional support, can then be put into place. 1.3.Describe the importance and benefits of valuing and promoting cultural diversity in work with children and young people. Cultural diversity in work with children and young people is very important and beneficial because recognising and promoting cultural diversity of individuals and groups will enrich learning and promote the knowledge and understanding of all pupils. In our school diversity is acknowledged through posters and at particular times of the year through festivals. Promoting an understand of cultural diversity helps to prevent stereotyping and reduces prejudice and discrimination.

2.Understand the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people.

2.1.Describe ways in which children and young people can experience prejudice and discrimination. As a member of staff I am aware of the ways in which children and young...