Understand the Context of Supporting Individuals with Learning Disabilities

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UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF SUPPORTiNG INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

OUTCOME 1 1. There are various pieces of legislation in place to promote equality and reduce discrimination.
These include: * The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 * The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 * The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 * Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989) * The Human Rights Act 1998 * The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended) * Employment Equality Regulations 2003 2. The Disability Discrimination Act 2005
The Act prohibits discrimination against disabled people in a range of circumstances, covering employment and occupation, education, transport, and the provision of
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The Act was amended in 1986 to ensure that discrimination within small firms, private households and employment, and at the age of retirement, was abolished.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 was amended by new Regulations in 2008. The new Regulations include * Discrimination on the ground of pregnancy or maternity leave * Harassment * Liability of employers for failing to protect employees from third party harassment * Exception relating to terms and conditions during maternity leave OUTCOME 2 1. A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things in any area of life, not just at school. It affects the way they understand information and how they communicate. Around 1.5 million people within the UK have one. This means they have a difficulty: * Understanding new or complex information * Learning new skills * Coping independently
A learning disability can be mild, moderate or severe. Some people with a mild
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