TDA 3.6 Promote Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

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STL 3.6 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.

There is various legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity in including:

Human Rights Act 1998 – Gives further legal status to the standards on Human Rights that was set out in 1948 with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This highlighted the principle that all humans have the same rights and should be treated equally. This act also sets out the rights of all individuals and allows individuals to take action against authorities when their rights are affected.

Every Child Matters 2003 – Every Child Matters was
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Special Educational Needs and Disability Act (SENDA) 2001 – This act prevents all educational providers from discriminating against pupils with SEN or a disability.

Code of Practice on the Duty to Promote Race Equality 2002 – This is a statutory code which supports the public authorities to meet the duties set out in the Race Relations (amendment) Act 2000. All schools must produce a written race equality policy and include information on practical ways in which schools will work to promote racial equality. Schools need to create policies which show they are working towards the following outcomes:

Reducing the gap of educational achievement between different ethnic groups
Improving the relationships between different racial groups
Improving the behaviour of pupils
Promoting greater involvement of parents and community
Ensuring staff working in the school reflect cultural diversity of the society
Creating an admissions policy which does not discriminate

These policies must also include the strategies in which the school use to monitor the difference that the policies make to individuals and the school.

Removing Barriers to Achievement: the Governments Strategy for SEN (2004) – This provides framework for schools in order for them to remove barriers and raise achievement of children with SEN. This sets out the government’s vision for
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