Equality And Valuing Of Diversity

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1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity

There are different legislations and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.

Every Child Matters 2003 and Children act 2004-These were put in place for children from birth to 19. This is to ensure every child have support needed to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, economic wellbeing and positive contribution. The overall key aspect of children acts 2004 was to overhaul chid protection and child services in the uk.

Equality act 2010- This was introduced to bring together the equal pay act, sex discrimination act, race act and the disability act. This was to protect people
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Children find pressure to fit in. It can start at a young age and as staff members we need to be vigilant. Children can experience it the same way as adults due to race, sex, religion, age, culture, disability etc. By not giving all children the same equal opportunities. Children can be discriminated by their skin colour which is different or the way they look or speak depending on where they come from or it may be a group of boys not allowing a girl to play football in the playground with them. As staff we need to promote that everyone is different and that is ok. We often do scenarios for children and act it out to them. We might act out that girls cannot play football and show them how that girl feels when she is being discriminated against. Tis really makes them think and does work.

2.2 Describe the impact of prejudice and discrimination on children and young people An environment of prejudice and discrimination will have a very negative impact on children. It will impact on emotional development, it could affect their confidence, low self of steam, they might find it hard to make friends, might make them feel angry and confused. This could also affect their education and progress and their wellbeing.

2.3 Assess how own attitudes, values and behaviour could impact on work with children and young
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3.1 Describe what is meant by inclusion and inclusive practices

Children in schools all have equal rights to education and equal opportunities whether in school or outside settings. The focus for Inclusion is on the setting’s ability to adapt to the needs of the child, altering where necessary the way it works. In my class we have a child who is partially deaf and she wears hearing aids. We are always aware that she needs to be at the front of the class and if we go anywhere else in the school like the library that she is also at the front. We also have a boy who is autistic come for inclusion every morning, he has his own spot on the carpet and is placed in a group he is familiar with daily. To us he is part of our class and is not treated any differently. An inclusive setting works towards providing effective planning and different activities (differentiation) in order to meet individual needs.

3.2 Describe features of an inclusive setting for children and young

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