Explain How to Promote Anti-Discrim Practice in Work with Children and Young People

TDA 3.6

2.4 Explain how to promote anti-discriminatory practice in work with children and young people.
To achieve anti-discriminatory practise you need to promote an equal opportunity to all regardless of age, sex, sexuality, disability, race, religion or any other difference.   People form opinion based on their own background and experiences so the first place to start is to consider your own potential prejudice, and to make sure that you take steps to change your thinking in order to fulfil your role in school.   When you are working with children it is important to remember that while you should treat children equally, that doesn’t mean that you should treat them the same.   They deserve to be given the same opportunities as everyone else but you may have to change the way that you deliver the information or the tools that they may need to complete a task.   All children have lots of similarities but they are all different and should be treated fairly as such.  
In a school setting it is vital that everybody is engaged in promoting anti-discriminatory practice.   No child should ever have to face discrimination of any kind and should always be treated fairly.   In order to achieve anti-discriminatory practice there are a number of things to remember.   Being aware of your own words and actions is vital to promoting positive behaviour around anti-discriminatory practice.   You should always treat children as individuals but expect the same standards of behaviour from all children.   You must give each child the same opportunities to access the learning regardless of any personal circumstances.   Building and maintaining positive professional relationships with the children that you care for helps the children to know that you respect them and will help them.   Being a role model at all times helps the children to learn through you what good practice is.  
You should take care to remember to talk with the children about the differences and similarities between them...