Essay on Discrimination and Human Rights Act

631 Words Feb 22nd, 2013 3 Pages
CACHE Level 2
Supporting Teaching and Learning in
Schools (QCF)

Theme 2 – Legislation
Task 4

Equality and Diversity

Introduction
You have been asked by your Head Teacher to produce a document that promotes the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people. This is aimed for new members of staff and volunteers.

Legislation and codes of practice
2.4 – 1.1
Identify at least two current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity. You must include the correct title and date (where appropriate) and then provide a summary of each piece of legislation or code of practice that is identified. This could include: Equality Act, Human
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It is there to promote anti-discrimination and the principle of fairness and justice for all through the education that is provided from the school. The policy also recognises that by doing this it may from time to time have to treat some pupils differently (a child with a disability will be treated as fair as possible but in situations cannot be treated the same as other pupils)

2.4 – 1.2, 1.3
Describe the importance of supporting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access.

Unfortunately studies have shown that children from poorer backgrounds attain less in school than children from higher professional families, this in its self supports the importance of supporting children in school to participation and equality of access. Ignoring these rights could lead to children having low self-esteem, a feeling of inferiority and lower levels at school. Supported in the right way children could all have a greater chance of attaining a higher level at school and a greater chance of becoming more “all rounded” as adults.

Describe the importance and benefits of valuing and promoting cultural diversity in work with children and young people.

By promoting cultural diversity and valuing any type of difference in work this will reflect on the children so that they themselves will pick up these attitudes and behaviours. The importance of this is that failure to promote diversity through your own actions could

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