Tda 3.2 Task 4 Legislation Affecting Schools

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TDA 3.2 Schools as Organizations Task 4.1, 4.2, 4.3 Legislation affecting schools Task 4.1 Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools Children's Act 2004 The Children's Act 2004 came into being alongside Every Child Matters. It impacts the way schools address care, welfare and discipline. There are five basic outcomes that are key to a child's well-being. These are being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making positive contributions and achieving economic well-being. This act increases accountability and requires agencies involved with children to take on more responsibility for each child's welfare. The UN Convention of Rights of the Child 1989 To protect basic human rights of children in…show more content…
The departments of a company that are holding personal information are required to have adequate security measures in place. Those include technical measures (such as firewalls) and organisational measures (such as staff training). Subjects have the right to have factually incorrect information corrected (note: this does not extend to matters of opinion) Freedom of Information Act 2000 “This Act was introduced in January 2005 to promote transparency and accountability in the public sector.” Anyone may make a written request for information being held by a school. The schools have a duty to provide assistance. Some information may be protected due to confidentiality. Schools need to follow the guidance provided by the DCSF when handling requests for information. Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001 Under the SEN code of practice, children with special education needs have increased rights to mainstream education. It sets out the processes and procedures that schools should follow to meet the needs of SEN children. The code of practice “gives guidance to early education settings, state schools, local authorities and anybody else who helps to identify, assess and provide help for children with special educational needs.”[1] Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 All people have the right to be protected from work related risks. The Health and Safety Act “set the standards that must be met to ensure the health

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