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Understand the Importance of Promoting Equality and Diversity in Work with Children and Young People

By | November 2011
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Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people

In my assignment I am going to discuss promoting equality and diversity. The importance of supporting the rights of children and young people is that not all children are the same. They learn at different paces and many need support to help them e.g. one to one teaching, speech therapy, disability problems ect. They all deserve the right to learn and go to the school they choose. Also if you penalise a child because they come from a different back ground this makes them feel unwanted. Just because they can’t speak the local language or come from a different culture doesn’t mean they don’t belong. If they attend local schools they soon pick up the language (or get them a translator in to help them) and also gives them a chance to learn about the other cultures and helps everyone understand who they are and where they came from. SENCo (e.g. Asperger Syndrome, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), general learning difficulties etc) is for children who have a learning disability, if it was not there so many children would be struggling to keep up and some might not even be able to understand at all or they would have all the teachers attention and the rest of the class would not learn nothing new. Some have a Physical impairment and if the school isn’t adapted properly to able these children to get to classes then they miss out on their education, most of these are easy to solve, sometimes all this needs is doors widening or ramps fitted or even classes being moved down stairs, for things like PE someone taking the time to play games with them and a disabled toilet. It is also important for people of different sexes to be able to have a choice whether they want to do textiles (which are stereotyped as being something for girls) or wood work (which is stereotyped as being for the boys). The reason for this is everyone has...