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.
In this essay i will be discussing equality amongst children, inclusion, inclusiveness and diversity and how to put these things mentioned into practise when working with children and young people.

1, Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people.

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

Current Legislations
Children Act 1989 – Protecting children’s welfare and to provide services according to the specific needs of children.
Human rights act 1998 – specifies and enforces the rights of individuals and if these
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All schools are required to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) that sets out ways to promote equality opportunity, positive attitudes towards pupils, staff and others with disabilities.
Along with the above there must be an action plan in place to outline methods of removing discriminatory barriers for example: * Improvement to physical environments such as lifts, ramps, room layout, higher desks, and wider doors and so on. * Providing information and work in different formats such as larger fonts, auditory work, pictorial.
School policies
All schools must have policies that are designed to reflect the rights and responsibilities of those within the school. These policies should provide guidance to staff and visitors who attend the school on ways to ensure inclusive practise is used.
These policies are as follows: * Race/cultural diversity * Equality of opportunity/inclusive practice * Safeguarding/bullying * Gifted and talented pupils * Special educational needs * Disability access
These policies have been made in response to legislations that have been passed. Schools are obligated to monitor the affect of these policies to see what changes they bring forth and to make sure they are for the better, by doing this they can sort out the week points of the policies and adapt them to work for the better.

1.2 Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participation and
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