Tda 3.19 Disabled Children and Young People and Those with Special Educational Needs

Disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.

1.1 The legal entitlements of disabled children and young people and those with special educational needs.
Disabled:   The Disabled Dicrimination Act characterises a disabled person as an individual who has a physical or mental impairment that has a considerable and long-term detrimental effect on their ability to carry out day to day activities.
Special educational needs:   Children or young people that have special educational needs learn differently from most children and young people of a similar age.   These children or young people may need additional guidance, help and differentiated lesson planning to support the inclusion of the individual.
Ensuring that we provide inclusion and equality of oppurtunities within the educational sector is crucial.   Children and young people are seen as individuals with varying needs, different learning styles and and in some cases barriers to learning.   It is important that we observe, seek information and guidance to help resolve these difficulties to best support these children and young people in the best way possible...
The legal requirements are set in the:

⦁ Special education Codes Of Practice 2002. The duty to promote Disability equality: Statutory Code of Practice, England and Wales.

⦁ Disability Discriminations Act.   Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools (and other organisations) to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services.
⦁ Disability Discrimination Act 2005 Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an Access Plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination
⦁ Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a...