Equality and Diversity

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TDA24-1 Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people TDA24-1-1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. It is essential that every school must produce a range of policies which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality.

Legislation| Purpose|
Disability Discrimination Act 1995| Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools (and other organisations) to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services.| Disability Discrimination Act 2005| Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an access plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination.| Special Eductional Needs and Disability Act 2001| Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability.| Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000| Outlines the duty of organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races.| Human Rights Act 1998| Sets out rights of all individuals and allows them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected.| Children Act 1989| Sets out the duty of local authorities (including schools) to provide services according to the needs of children and to ensure their safety and welfare.| Children Act 2004| Sets out the duty to provide effective and accessible services for all children and underpins the five every child matters outcomes.| Education Act 1996| Sets out the schools responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. The act also requires schools to provide additional support to meet their needs.| Equality Act 2010| Sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies, including schools, to...
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