Discrimination and Special Educational Needs Essay

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Explain expectations about own work role as expressed in relevant standards
Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000
Amended the Race Relations Act 1976 to include a statutory duty on public bodies to promote race equality, good relations between different ethnic groups, and to demonstrate effectiveness of anti-discrimination procedures. In 2003 additional regulations also outlawed certain forms of discrimination due to religious belief.

Race Relations Act1976
Outlaws discrimination of the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic and national origin in employment, the provision of goods and services, education and public functions. Incorporates the earlier Race Relations Act 1965 and Race Relations Act 1968.
Employment Equality
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These 14 standards were superseded by the EYFS following the Childcare Act 2006.

Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Employers and those providing services must make reasonable adjustments to their services to ensure that they are not discriminating against disabled people. Education providers were exempt, prompting discussion about continued tolerance of discrimination against children and young people.

Education Act 1996
Introduced the Special Educational Needs Code of Practice. In this, schools are required to develop a Special Educational Needs policy and appoint a Special Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO) to identify and assess special educational needs, keep a register of children with SEN and work cooperatively with parents and other professionals. Amended in 2001 (Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001) private nurseries and accredited childminders, amongst other groups, must “have regard” to the Code of Practice.
Education Act 1981
Imposed the first obligations on Local Education Authorities to educate disabled children in mainstream schools. Introduced concept of “special educational needs”, and described a lengthy assessment procedure that took parents’ views into account.

Children Act 1989
Children’s welfare declared to be “paramount”. Local authorities must promote the welfare of children in need (including children with disabilities) and provide
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