Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

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Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

1.1 Areas of legislation are ever changing but it is important to be able to identify current and relevant aspects of those which promote equality and value diversity.

Every Child Matters 2003 and Children Act 2004

These were put in place to ensure that all organisations and agencies invloved with children between birth and 19 years should work together to ensure that children have the support needed to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well - being. The acronym SHEEP can help you remember this :
* Stay safe
* Healthy
* Enjoy and achieve
* Economic well - being
* Positive contribution

Following the Every
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These different needs may be more apparent as you get to know particular pupils. Those who may be vulnerable could include pupils :
* who have special educational needs ( SEN )
* who speak English as an additional language
* who are new to the school
* who are gifted and talented
* whose culture or ethnicity is different from the predominant culture of the school
* who are in foster care
* whose parents' views are not consistent with those of the school.

Overall making sure every child is included and their special or different needs are taken into consideration will overall benefit the child educationally and socially.

1.3 It is very important to be aware of the importance of valuing and promoting cultural diversity. Most schools will activley include a number of strategies to
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