Tda 2.4 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People

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TDA 2.4 : Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people

The current legislative framework protecting the equal rights of all children and young people are stated in the United Nation’s Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989). These rights are extensive, including the right to education and the right for children and young people to have their views respected.

The Children Act 1989 sets out the duty of local authorities to provide services according to the needs of all children and young people.

Every Child Matters (ECM) is a UK government initiative launched in 2003 for England and Wales (GIRFEC – Getting it Right for Every Child is Scotland’s equivalent) which aims to ensure that every child and young
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* Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 – Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. * Special Educational Needs Codes of Practice 2001 – outlines the statutory guidance for policy, procedures and responsibilities towards children with special educational needs including the levels of support which should be provided to children depending upon their individual need. * Removing Barriers to Achievement: The government’s strategy for SEN 2004 – This provides a framework for schools to remove barriers and raise achievement of children with special educational needs and disabilities. All service providers for children and young people are required by law to ensure that their policies, procedures and strategies demonstrate a positive and inclusive attitude towards all individuals regardless of age, gender, gender identity, race, background, nationality, culture, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion or any form of disability. This encourages all practitioners, children and young people to understand and value diversity - promoting a positive impact on their perception of others and their own self esteem.
A lack of knowledge or a poor understanding of diversity can lead to negative prejudices being formed, stereotyping, and discriminatory conduct. For example; * a child who requires additional support with reading may be unfairly criticised and labelled as
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