To Bo Able to Proomote Equality and Diversity with Children and Young People

Three legislations and codes of practice which are relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity are;

SEN Code of Practice 2001
Also known as The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 (SENDA).   This code of practice has enabled children with disabilities and special educational needs to attend mainstream schools.   It has also made available to these children a wider choice of opportunities.
This code of practice came into effect 1 January 2002, schools, early years practitioners the LEA and health and social services have to regard this practice.   It makes it easier for the above settings to make positive decisions about children with SEN and disabilities.
SENDA also defines what Special Educational Needs are and how to obtain a working partnership with parents and carers.   Also, it states how to involve the children and young adults in assessment and decision making.
Over all this code of practice is ensuring that all children and young people with SEN and Disabilities are given the same chances to access the curriculum and achieve their potential as children and young people without SEN or Disabilities.

Race Relations Act 1976 and 2000
This legislation states that schools have a duty to promote race equality.   All schools must have a race equality policy with an action plan.   The legislation also states that it is unlawful to discriminate in admissions, treatment as a pupil, exclusion, decisions made by the LEA and decisions on SEN.
Schools must;
*eliminate racial discrimination
*promote equality of opportunity between different racial groups
*promote relationships between different racial groups
Schools must follow specific duties outlined in the legislation, an example of these are;
*to have a policy for promoting racial equality
*assess the impact of their policy including staff, pupils and parents of different racial groups
*monitor their impact on attainment levels of such pupils
Overall it is the...