Task 1 Learning Outcome 1

Task 1
The current legislation for home based childcare the role of regulatory bodies

Legislation, Policy and Guidance

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (ratified by the UK in 1991)
Article 23 – Disabled children and young people must be enabled to be as independent as possible and to be able to take full and active part of every day life.
Article 31 – Every child is entitled to rest and play and to have the chance to join in a wide range of activities including cultural and artistic activities.
UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (2006)
Article 23 – Disabled children should have equal rights
Article 24 – Disabled children/people should have access to education
The Human Rights Act 1998
The Human rights Act 1998 (HRA) which incorporates the rights contained in the European Convention of Human Rights (the convention) into UK law, is also relevant in challenging discrimination.   This came into force on 2nd October 2000.
Article 14 of the convention prohibits discrimination on many grounds including sex, race, religion, political opinions aswell as ‘any other status’. Other status’ has been interpreted broadly to cover, for example, marital status, sexuality, financial or employment status, physical or mental ability.
The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995
The DDA states that it is illegal to treat disabled persons less favourably than non-disabled person without justification for a reason related to their impairment. Settings are required to make ‘reasonable adjustments’ to prevent disabled people being discriminated against.
Special education needs and disability code of practice 0 to 25 years
The code of Practice (2014) covers the 0-25 age range and includes guidance relating to disabled children and young people as well as those with SEN
There is a clearer focus on the participation of children and young people and parents in decision making at individual and strategic levels
It includes guidance on the...