Support Children and Young People To Achieve Their Learning Potential

1.1: Children’s Act 2004 - Every Child Matters – Children, as well as being kept safe from harm should also be able to achieve their educational needs.

• Education Act 2006 - The act imposes various minimum standards for independent schools in areas such as health and safety and has a duty to safeguard and promote the welfare of pupils.

• Equality Act 2010 – Allows children regardless of race, sexual orientation and disability to have access to some form of education.

• Education and Inspections Act 2006 - This Act gave schools and local authority’s responsibilities with regard to bullying. It gives responsibility for schools to encourage good behaviour and respect for others and in particular preventing all forms of bullying among pupils.

• Education and Inspections Act 2006 – This gave schools new duties. Starting in 2007 schools were given the duty to promote community cohesion, to make the transition from the community to school a safe and positive one.

1.2: The rights of all children and young people are stated in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989).
The UK government certified it in 1991 and must ensure that the rights of children in the UK are protected through law.
These rights are extensive and include the right to education and the right for children to have their views respected.
The Special Educational Needs Code of Practice 2001, this outlines the statutory guidance for policy and the procedures and responsibilities towards children with special educational needs, it includes the levels of support which should be provided to children, depending upon their individual need.
Removing Barriers to Achievement: The government’s strategy for SEN (2004) this provides a framework for schools to remove barriers and raise achievement of children with special educational needs and disabilities.

4.2: Practitioner
The child’s key worker or...