Legislative Requirements and Codes of Practice (Ptlls 2)

Legislation and Codes of Practice

Legislative requirement is the duty to act according to the law and usually enforceable through the courts. Code of Practice is a set of rules outlining how a person in a particular profession or situation is expected to behave.

1) Equality Act 2010 - provides the framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all; and to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.
2) Data Protection Act 1998 - Safeguards the fundamental rights of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data and its free movement.
3) Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 - Protecting others against risks to health and safety in connection with the activities of persons.
4) FE Regulation 2007 - makes rules and regulations guiding the teacher in their various duties, which are expected to be adhered to by the teacher.
5) Freedom of Information Acts 2005 - This Act encourages greater openness and transparency across the whole public sector and it provides individuals or organisations with the right to request information held by a public authority.
6) Every Child Matters - A set of reforms supported by the Children Act 2004. Its aim is for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to be healthy; stay safe; enjoy and achieve; make a positive contribution; and achieve economic well-being.
7) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Act 2001 - making it unlawful to discriminate against disabled persons in employment and the provision of goods and facilities.