This is to ensure that business, shops and employers do not discriminate against disabled people. This is a statutory requirement to encourage inclusion. Every Child Matters 2003/ The Children's Act 2004.
Has had a huge impact on the way schools perform on issues of care welfare and discipline. It is required that agencies such as Social services and Education work together to ensure pupil welfare. The sharing of information ensures that children receive the best possible care. There are five basic outcomes for children and young people under Every Child Matters Outcome| Description|
Be healthy | Children should be physically, mentally, emotionally and sexually healthy. They should have healthy lifestyles and be able to choose not to take illegal drugs.| Stay safe| Children should be safe from neglect, violence, maltreatment, bullying and discrimination. They should be cared for and have security and stability.| Enjoy and achieve| Children should be ready for, attend and enjoy school. They should achieve national educational standards at both primary and secondary school. They should be able to achieve personal and social development, and enjoy recreation.| Make a positive contribution| Children should engage in decision making and support the local community. They should show positive behavior in and out of school. Children should be encouraged to develop self confidence and to deal with significant life changes and challenges. | Achieve economic well being| Children should engage in further education, employment or training on leaving school. They should be able to live in decent homes with access to transport and material goods. They should be free from low income.|
Supporting teaching and learning in schools, level 3, L Burnham, B Baker.
The Childcare Act 2006.
This Act places more responsibility on the Local authorities to: * Improve the well being for children and reduce inequalities. * Ensure that there is sufficient childcare to enable parents to work. * Provide information to parents about childcare.
* Ensure that local childcare providers are trained.
* Introduce the Early Years foundation stage for under 5s. * Reform the regulations system for childcare providers, to be run by Ofsted. Human Rights Act 1998.
This is to ensure that inequalities do not exist and that all children have the same entitlements to an education. Article 2- The First Protocol, the right to education.
Article 8- The right to respect for private and family life. Article 10- The right to freedom of expression.
The Special Educational Needs(SEN) Code of Practice 2001 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005. Under the SEN Code of Practice, parents and SEN children have the right to a mainstream education. Schools must now manage pupils with a more diverse range of needs. Schools that have been built from this date have had to make provisions for pupils with disabilities. Other companies need to make changes to existing building. This Act also says that pupils should not be excluded from any aspect of school life due to a disability. Race Relations Act 1976 and 2000.
Places a statutory duty to promote race equality. It is against the law for a person to be discriminated against, either indirectly and directly. Schools should have a race and equality policy and promote equal opportunities and good relationships between different racial groups.
Freedom of Information Act 2000.
This Act was introduced in January 2005. It is about collecting information from the past and ensuring that professional involved with an individual know about his/her past in...