TDA24-1-1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.
It is essential that every school must produce a range of policies which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality.
Legislation | Purpose | Disability Discrimination Act 1995 | Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools (and other organisations) to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services. | Disability Discrimination Act 2005 | Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an access plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination. | Special Eductional Needs and Disability Act 2001 | Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. | Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 | Outlines the duty of organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races. | Human Rights Act 1998 | Sets out rights of all individuals and allows them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected. | Children Act 1989 | Sets out the duty of local authorities (including schools) to provide services according to the needs of children and to ensure their safety and welfare. | Children Act 2004 | Sets out the duty to provide effective and accessible services for all children and underpins the five every child matters outcomes. | Education Act 1996 | Sets out the schools responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. The act also requires schools to provide additional support to meet their needs. | Equality Act 2010 | Sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies, including schools,