Legislations and Codes of Practice

Legislations and Codes of Practice
There are many of legislations that surround the provision of childcare and business admin education in the United Kingdom. I have summarised the main legislations but this list is not exhaustive.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
This legislation stipulates that it is the duty of every employer to ensure, so far as is reasonable, the Health and Safety of all its employees. The employers’ responsibilities include, securing the health, safety and welfare of persons at work, protecting any other person entering the work place from actions or activities of employees.
Under this act I must make sure that the class room is a safe environment for the students. I have to make sure there are no trip hazards; all equipment is safe to use and that student’s behaviour in a way that will not harm themselves or others
The Equality Act 2010
This act brings disability, sex, race and other grounds of discrimination within one piece of legislation. The fundamental object of this legislation is to support the development of society, where people’s ability to achieve their potential is not limited by prejudice or discrimination and there is respect for and protection of each Indi dual’s human rights.
Under this act I must make sure that neither I nor the students discriminate against anybody else for any reason. I must make sure that all students are and can be included are able to learn and reach their full potential.
Data Protection Act 1998
This legislation is to ensure privacy of personal information stored on computers and paper nationwide. The act is to protect the individual’s rights to privacy and states that anyone handling data relating to living individuals must follow the eight data protection principles.
As I have access to the student’s personal information I have to make sure I abide by the data protection act. The only time I would be able to disclose this information is if I felt that the student’s welfare was at risk...