Outcome 1 understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably specific to their needs. Including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of the areas described. Bullying, harassment or victimisation are also considered forms of equality and diversity issues. Also making sure the curriculum meets the needs of each individual as not everyone is the same. Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people. Differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students. It is a legal duty that every school must produce a range of policies which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. These must take into account the rights of all individuals and groups withen the school. Policies may also extend to all aspects of school life and not just what happens in the classroom. The rights of all children and young people are stated in the united nations convention on the rights of the child 1989 which was ratified in the UK in 1991. this ensures the rights of all children in the UK are protected through the law.. Equality act 2010
The equality act 2010 aims to help disabled people and prevent disability discrimination. It provides people with disability’s legal rights in the following areas employment
access to goods, services and facilities including larger private clubs and land based transport services. Buying or letting land or property.
Functions of public bodies, or example the issuing of licences. The equality act also provides rights for people not to be directly discriminated against or harassed because they have an association with a disabled person. This apply's to careers or parents of a disabled person. In addition people must not be directly discriminated against or harassed because they are wrongly perceived to be disabled.
Disability discrimination act 1995
It puts a duty on schools and other organisations to eliminate barriers to ensure that those with disability’s can gain equal access to services and also protects the rights of all those with disability’s. Disability discrimination act 2005
places a duty on schools to produce a disability equality scheme and an access plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of schools life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. Special education needs and disability
The special education needs and disability act 2001 establishes legal rights for disabled students in pre amd post 16 education. This act introduces the right for children and young adults not to be discriminated against in training, education and any services provided mainly for students. The act can also include a wide range of educational and non-educational services such as examinations, trips, assessments, short courses and arrangements for work. Race relations act 1976-2000
schools have an obligation to uphold good relationships between people with different backgrounds. Schools are now required to have a race equality policy in place. The legislation gave powers to tackle racism by making direct or indirect discrimination illegal. Codes of practice on the duty to promote race equality 2002
This is the government frame work which assists schools to meet the requirements of the race relations act 2000. It states ways schools can promote race equality in their setting by reducing gap in education achievements between different ethnic groups and ensuring staff within the schools are...