OUTCOME 1 1. There are various pieces of legislation in place to promote equality and reduce discrimination.
These include: * The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 * The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 * The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 * Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989) * The Human Rights Act 1998 * The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended) * Employment Equality Regulations 2003 2. The Disability Discrimination Act 2005
The Act prohibits discrimination against disabled people in a range of circumstances, covering employment and occupation, education, transport, and the provision of goods, facilities, services, premises and the exercise of public functions. Only those individuals, who are defined as disabled in accordance with section 1 of the Act, and the associated schedules and Regulations made there under, will be entitled to the protection that the Act provides.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
Is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is intended as an adjunct to the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, which legislated to prevent the unfair treatment of individuals, in the provision of goods and services, unless justification could be proved. This legislation was deemed necessary as the previous Act did not encompass educational organisations. This was further replaced by the Disability Discrimination Act 2005.
The act required schools, colleges, universities, adult education providers, statutory Youth service and local education authorities to make 'reasonable provision’s' to ensure people with disabilities or special needs were provided with the same opportunities as those who were not disabled.
The Act stated that discrimination occurred when the educational establishment/body either fails to make reasonable adjustments to accommodate individuals with special needs or a