Equality and Diversity

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Equality Diversity and Inclusion in work with children and young people

Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people

Identifying the current legislation and roles of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity Legislation – is an act of parliament
Disability Discrimination act 1995-2005 – Protects the rights of people with disabilities to make sure that everyone can gain equal access to services. Schools must eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special educational needs and disability act 2001 - cannot discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or disability. Human rights act 1998 – List of everyone’s rights

Children’s act 1989 – 2004 – Ensures the needs of children, their safety and welfare are provided. Education act 1996 – Responsibility to provide for children with special educational needs. Equality act 2010 – Legal responsibility for equal opportunity’s for all people.

Codes of practice – is from legislation
Every child matters
Sen Policy
Safe guarding
Teaching & learning policy
Race equality - Good relations between people of different races.

The importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access Equal opportunity does not mean treating pupils the same but ensuring that the curriculum meets the individual needs of all pupils. Each child has the right to learn in a safe and secure environment. Being able to take part and include others, raises standards, boosts self esteem and confidence to form friendships and improve learning.

The importance and benefits of valuing and promoting cultural diversity in work with children and young people Actively promoting and being aware of cultural diversity will improve learning, knowledge and understanding of all pupils. To be able to fully support children you need to include their background and culture to...
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