The Human Rights Act 1998
The human rights act 1998 (HRA), which incorporates the rights contained in the European Convention of Human Rights (the convention) into UK law, is also relevant in challenging discrimination. This came into force on 2nd October 2000.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995
The DDA stares that it is illegal to treat Disabled person less favourably than a non-disabled person without justification for a reason related to their impairment. Settings are required to mane 'reasonable adjustments' to prevent Disabled people being discriminated against.
Special Needs and Disability Act 2001 - SENDA
- Do not treat Disabled children less favourable that other children. - Make reasonable adjustments to ensure that disabled pupils are not placed at a substantial disadvantage.
The Children Act 1989
- A primary aim should be to promote access for all children to the same range of services. - Disabled children are children first.
The UN Convention on the rights of the Child (ratified by the UK in 1991) - Article 23
- Article 31
The UN Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006) - Article 23
- Article 24
The Children Act 2004
The Act provides legal framework for the programmes of reform Every Child Matters: Change for Children published is December 2004. The aim of the act is to improve services for children and young people aged 0- 19 including disabled children and young people. ECM sets out five outcomes which all services should work towards. These are: To be Healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve through learning and make a positive contribution to society and achieve economical well being.
Race relations Act 1976 (Amendments) Regulations 2003
The legislation makes it a duty to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination (and to), promote equality and promote good relations between people of different racial groups.
The EYFS: The over arching aim is to help young children achieve the ECM (Every Child Matters) five outcomes. The EYFS is a central part of the Governments Ten year strategy and will be a key to the implementation of the new duties outlined in the childcare Act 2006. With reference to the inclusive practise the EYFS makes it clear that all providers have a responsibility to ensure that 'diversity of individuals and communities is valued and respected and that no child or family is discriminated against. A Unique Child 1.1
Also see Welfare requirements, Equality of opportunities, page 25 of the statutory framework.
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