C&G Preparing to teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector Level 4
15th May 2014
Roles and Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
1. Legislation used within education and how it is used.
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
Employers have a duty of care, that is responsibility legally and morally, under this Act towards the health, safety and welfare of its employees and anyone visiting their premises such as customers, suppliers and the general public.A risk assessment must be carried out in such areas that are accessed and used by various people for certain purposes including educational . Appropriate measures must be taken to ensure their health, safety and welfare during their time of usage and access.
Health & safety executive. About HSE. Health and Safety legislation. Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974. [Online], Available:http://www.hse.gov.uk/legislation/hswa.htm
The Children’s Act 2004
The previous Children Act 1989 was amended largely in response to and as consequence of the Victoria Climbié inquiry
Every Child Matters – Change for Children paper – sets out a national framework for local programmes to provide services for children and young people to minimise risks and maximise opportunities for improvement in Educational environment. It gives five outcomes to aim for: Be healthy, Stay safe, Achieve Economic Wel-being, Make a Positive Contribution, and Enjoy and Achieve. These criteria extend to teaching adults as well.
Department of Education and Skills. Every Child Matters. Change for Children. (P9) [Online], Available: https://www.everychildmatters.gov.uk
Data Protection Act 1998
'The 1998 Data Protection Act (DPA) was passed by Parliament to control the way information is handled and to give legal rights to people who have information stored about them.' BBC GCSE Bitesize, ICT, The legal framework, Data Protection Act [Online], Available:...