Unit 204 Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Name: Date: 7th February 2014
This assignment covers all outcomes for Unit 4
1.1 What are the laws and codes of practice that relate to the promotion of equality and the valuing of diversity? (Make a list).
Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 & 2005
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
Race Relations Amendment Act 2000
Human Rights Act 1998
Children Acts 1989 & 2004
Education Act 1996
Equality Act 2010
Carers and Disabled Children Act 2001
Every Child Matters 2005
1.2 Why is it important to support the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access?
All pupils have the right to a broad and balanced curriculum, which schools have a duty to provide. They should have equal access to the curriculum irrespective of their background, race, culture, gender, additional need or disability. This curriculum refers to learning within and outside of the classroom and it is important that all children are provided with positive and high quality standards of teaching. By providing this equality of access personal achievements of CYP’s will be maximised.
Participation involves everyone within a school. Inclusion of pupils and parents alike, regarding development of school policies perhaps, should be a two-way process with the teachers, via student councils and parents’ meetings. Participation could also take place in the classroom where CYP’s can relay what works best for them and they then feel that they have a voice.
1.3 What are the benefits of valuing and promoting cultural diversity in work with young people? Why is it important?
Recognising and promoting the cultural diversity of individuals and groups within a school will enrich learning and promote the knowledge and understanding of all pupils. By understanding the cultural diversity of the pupils within a school