Unit 204

Unit 204- Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with
                                            children and young people

In this essay I will be showing my understanding of the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people.

It is important to support participation and equality of access so that every pupil has the same opportunities offered to them regardless of personal background. The Equality Act 2010 states that there are seven types of dicrimination, which are
> Associative discrimination: Direct discrimination against someone because they are associated with another person with a protected characteristic.
> Indirect discrimination: When you have a rule or policy that applies to evrryone but disadvantages a person with a protected characteristic.
> Harrasment by a third party.
> Victimisation: Discrimination against someone because they have made or supported a complaint.
> Dicrimination by perception: Direct discrimination against someone because others think they have protected characterisic(even if they don't).
If we ignored these guidelines we would not be offering the children the same opportunities as those we didn't discriminate against.
Within a school equality, diversity and inclusion is very important. It is the schools duty to make sure all the children have equal access to the curriculum. Whether they are of a different race, culture or gender or have a special need or disability, it is important they are supported and have the right to participate and be treated equal. As part of this it is important schools and other proffesionals support and promote culteral diversity in schools and the wider community, breaking down any discriminatory barriers to learning.
In a school participation means that everyone has to be involved and this involves the inclusion of children. The government is commited to the childrens rights and participation. Under article twelve of the United Nations...