Understand the Importance of Promoting Equality and Diversity in Work with Children and Young People.

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Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people.
1.1 Identify the current legalisation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.
Below is a list of the legislations which form the basic government statutory codes of practice and frameworks that school policies and procedures should have in relation to equality and inclusion.
United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child.
This is set up to make sure that all children have rights. All humans have the right to have civil, economic, social, political and cultural rights. It set out details of what every child needs to have a safe, happy and fulfilled childhood regardless of sex,
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Human Rights Act 1998
This Act is set up to set out the rights of people and allow them to take action against organisations if there rights have been affected.
This means that if someone is treated unfairly, or discriminated against then they are entitled to take actions against the person/school or organisation involved.

Equality Act 2006 and 2010
The Legal responsibilities of public bodies and schools to provide equality of opportunity for everyone. This covers the nine equality laws.

This means that you need to take into account every childs individual needs.

The Childcare Act 2006
This Act is set up to set out the duties of local authorities with respect to improving the Every Child Matters outcomes and make sure sufficient inspections are carried out.

I must be aware and follow the 5 Ever Child Matters outcomes.

Children Act 1989 and 2004
Set out the duty of local schools to provide the relevant services for the needs of children and to ensure that they are safe and their welfare is good. It also sets out the duty to provide effective and accessible services for all children and underpins the five Every Child Matters outcome with are 1, Be Healthy 2, Stay Safe 3, Enjoy and Achieve 4, Mark a Positive Contribution and 5, Achieve Economic Wellbeing.

This mean I need to be aware of the other services available such as speech therapist and the Every Child Matters
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