Dtlls Unit 22

Unit 22 – Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
      1.1 – Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own roles and responsibilities.
When working in an education sector, the main legislation that all provisions will use is the Children Act (2004). The Children Act (2004) aims to improve effective management of safeguarding as well as promoting children’s well being. The key components to come out of this legislation were the ‘Every Child Matters’ outcomes, which broke down the legislation into five sub-categories. These were ‘Be Healthy’, ‘Stay Safe’, ‘Enjoy and Achieve’, ‘Make a Positive Contribution’ and ‘Achieve Economic Wellbeing’.   It was felt that if all these areas were sufficiently covered by any provision working with children, then the safeguarding and the well being of the children would be deemed as acceptable. 1 (British Government, 2004)
A further legislation is the ‘Code of Professional Practice Act’ (2008) which promotes a code of professional behaviour for members of the lifelong learning sector. Following seven specific behavioural expectations, the act guides professionals in the sector and lays out suitable practices, ensuring the safeguarding and good practice of all students under the care of the teacher. 2 (The Institute for Learning, 2008)
In addition to the above, the’ Equality Act’ (2008) was extremely important in its ability to provide that all personnel in an industry are treated equally by acting against discrimination and prejudice. The act combined several pre existing acts to form the basis for the entire equality in the workplace for the United Kingdom, based around human rights of all associated personnel in the workplace. 3 (British Government, 2008)
A final and equally important act related to my own responsibilities in the lifelong learning sector is the ‘Data Protection Act’ (1998). This act is again governed by law in the UK in order to...