Outcome 1 understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably specific to their needs. Including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Promoting equality should remove discrimination in all of the areas described. Bullying, harassment or victimisation are also considered forms of equality and diversity issues. Also making sure the curriculum meets the needs of each individual as not everyone is the same.
Diversity aims to recognise, respect and value people. Differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students. It is a legal duty that every school must produce a range of policies which formally sets out the guidelines and procedures for ensuring equality. These must take into account the rights of all individuals and groups withen the school. Policies may also extend to all aspects of school life and not just what happens in the classroom.
The rights of all children and young people are stated in the united nations convention on the rights of the child 1989 which was ratified in the UK in 1991. this ensures the rights of all children in the UK are protected through the law..
Equality act 2010
The equality act 2010 aims to help disabled people and prevent disability discrimination. It provides people with disability’s legal rights in the following areas employment education access to goods, services and facilities including larger private clubs and land based transport services. Buying or letting land or property. Functions of public bodies, or example the