Amy Willis
1st December 2015
306 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in work with
Children and young people

      1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing diversity.

            Legislation |     Summary of legislation |         Impact on schools |
Human Rights Act 1998 | Human rights laws aim to protect human dignity and inherent in them are the values of fairness, tolerance and proportionality. Most rights are not absolute and respect for human rights will typically involve the search for a fair balance between the rights ofIndividuals and the general interests of society as a whole or others affected. The exercise of rights also brings with it certain responsibilities, particularly to respect the rights of others. ForExample, the right to express one’s views is to be balanced with respect for the reputation and privacy of others. | The Act requires public bodies including schools to act in aManner that is compatible with human rights. If this does notOccur, a person who is negatively affected can complain to the court that his or her rights have been breached. In order to avoidthis, schools, are advised to review the consistency of theirPolicies and procedures with human rights standards. |
United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child | The UNCRC was drawn up in 1989 and signed in 1991; this sets the rights of children and young children under the age of 18 years old. Early year’s workers now have to acknowledge children are individuals and should therefore be treated with respect and be protected from abuse and harm. | Within the workplace setting it is always important to protect the children and ensure that they are kept safe by making sure not to allow anyone into the school without reporting to the main office and identifying themselves and advising the reason for their visit. |
Data Protection Act 1998 | The Data Protection Act controls how your personal information...