Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Legislation and codes of practice
Disability discriminations act 1995
Disability discriminations act 2005
Special educational needs and disability act 2001
Race relations 2000
Children’s act 1989
Children’s act 2004
Educations act 1996
Equality act 2010
Importance of supporting the rights of children and young people to participation and equality of access
Every pupil has a right to a curriculum that is broad, balanced and supported by high quality teaching. It is important to raise individual and group achievements, participation and the development of a good sense of identity. Schools have a duty that all pupils have access to curriculum regardless of race, backgrounds, culture, gender or additional needs.
Importance and benefits of valuing and promoting cultural diversity in work with children and young people
It is important to understand the diversity of culture as it helps pupils make more sense of learning by making connections through their own lives. Essentially it is important for the teaching staff to build a relationship and provide necessary support of each individual pupil. By demonstrating that we value culture and support pupils to learn and understand cultures different to their own prevent stereotyping and reduce prejudice and discrimination.
Ways in which children and young people can experience prejudice and discrimination
Children often experience prejudice and discrimination by staff known as institutional discrimination where policies allow this or individually by other pupils or groups, often through lack of knowledge or assumptions being made about a certain group they belong to. There are two ways in which this can occur either directly (children not allowed access to learning through gender, race, disability etc) or indirectly (excluded due to circumstance e.g. cooking certain foods as they are not allowed to be touched or eaten for...
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