204 Level 2 Teaching Assisting

Level 2 Certificate in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools

Assignment - Unit 204   Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children

                                        And young people

Identify six current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.   (ref: 1.1)

Disability Discrimination Act 2005: Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an Access Plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination.

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.

Race Relations Act 2000: Outlines the duty of organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races.

Human Rights Act 1998: Sets out rights of all individuals and allows them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected.

Children Act 1989: Sets out the duty of local authorities (including schools) to provide services according to the needs of children and to ensure their safety and welfare.

Equality Act 2010 Sets out the legal responsibilities of public bodies, including schools, to provide equality of opportunity for all citizens. This brings together nine equality laws.

2. Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to:

participation (ref: 1.2)

This is where the children have the chance the get involved vocally and physically in different events and clubs. For example school council; this is where the children nominate themselves to represent their class and school, and it’s usually a couple of children from each class. This allows them to put opinions across and be listened. There are also plays and sports days where the children get to be involved, and given their own choices like...