Equality and Diversity

Unit 3 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in working with children and young people

1.1: Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion and codes of practice of equality, diversity and inclusion.
It is important to be able to identify current and relevant aspects of those which promote equality and value diversity. Here are some examples of legislations and codes of practice used to promote equality and diversity in school
  * Equality act 2010
  * Every child matters 2003 and child act 2004 (updated in 2010 to help children achieve more)
  * SEN code of practice 2001
  * Human rights act 1998
  * UN convention on the rights of children 1989
1.2: Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality access
All pupils should be able to fully access all areas of the curriculum. The Every child matters frame work and their focus on personalised learning in all sectors of education has made this a priority. The reasons for this include:
  * Human rights
  * All children have a right to learn and play together
  * Children should not be discriminated against for any reason
  * Inclusion is concerned with improving schools for staff as well as pupils
  * Equal opportunities in education
  * Children do better in inclusive settings both academically and socially
  * Children should not be separated to achieve adequate educational provision
  * Inclusive education is a more efficient way of gaining educational resources
  * Inclusion in education is one of the aspects of inclusion in society
Always be aware of the needs of different children, whatever they may be. These may become more apparent as you get to know certain pupils. Children who could be vulnerable are the like of:
  * Children with special educational needs
  * Children who speak English as an additional language
  * Children who are knew to a school
  * Children who are gifted...