Outcome 1 Promote equality and diversity in work with children and young people
1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity
The education act is based towards the school responsibilities towards children with special educational needs. It means schools must provide resources, equipment and extra support to meet the needs of any children. The disability act places a duty on schools to encourage children to participate in all different areas of school life free from harassment and discrimination. It also eliminates barriers to make sure that children can have equal access to services.
The SEN and disability act makes it unlawful for schools to discriminate against children with SEN or disability.
Race relations act places a duty on schools to eliminate any sort of race discrimination and promote good relationships between all children from all races by educating them and explaining that there are different races but we are all equal.
The children act sets out the duty of local authorities and schools to provide services to meet the needs of all children and to make sure that their safety and welfare is always taken into account and is a priority.
The equality act sets out legal responsibilities to all public sectors and schools to provide and promote equality of opportunity for all children and adults making sure that everybody is given the same choices of all that school has to offer regardless of their age, race, religion, sexuality or gender.
1.2 Explain the importance of promoting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access
It is important to support participation and equality of access so that every pupil has the same opportunities offered to them regardless of personal background. In order for us to