Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

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2.4 equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people 1.2
Every Child Matters 2003 and Children Act 2004 Put into place to ensure all organisations and agencies involved with children between birth and 19 years should work together to ensure that children have the support needed to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well - being Every school has policies now to set guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality and participation. In 1991 the rights of all children was to be adhered to by law. These laws ensure the children have a right to an education and have a right to have their views respected. Each school must produce a range of policies which formally set out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. It is vital to support participation and equality of access in a school. All pupils have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum available to them regardless of race, religion sex disability. All pupils should have the same opportunities and be listened to , involved in decisions this makes a child feel more valued and have ownership makes them feel a part of something every child has a voice and to listen means you can find out what works and what doesn’t. Supporting the rights of all children helps pupils too

a) raise achievement: understanding those barriers and how to break them down by intervention strategies e.g. additional support. Having high expectations also is essential for pupils so reach high potential. b) Develop a sense of identity schools must support pupil’s access all areas of the school, to support independence let learners think for themselves. This all helps children become their own person and have their own identity. c) Improve relationships between individuals and groups: policies give out positive, clear messages to respect those around you . treat one as you would treat urself the old saying goes. As a teaching assistant or...
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