Its main aims are for every child, whatever their background or circumstances, to have the support they need to: Be healthy Stay safe Enjoy and achieve Make a positive contribution Achieve economic well-being Race Relations Act 1976 & 2000- Places a statutory duty on schools/colleges to promote race equality.
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & 2005 – Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. Eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain access to equal services. Children’s Act 1989 ; 2004 – The Children Act 1989 aimed to ensure that the elfare of the child was paramount, working in partnership with parents to protect the child from harm.
Child care Act 2006 – The Act improving the Every Child Matters outcomes for pre- school children, childcare for working parents ; parental information services SEN Code of Practice 2001- The code is designed to help these bodies to make effective decisions regarding children with SEN. It does not (and could not) tell them what to do in each individual case. Human Rights Act 1998 – Sets out the rights of all individuals and allows them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected.
UNCRC 1989 – The Convention says that every child has: The right to a childhood (including protection from harm) The right to be educated (including all girls and boys completing primary school) The right to be healthy (including having clean water, nutritious food and medical care) The right to be treated fairly (including changing laws and practices that are unfair on children) The right to be heard (including considering children’s views) Equality Act 2006/10- To protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.
Gender Recognition Act 2004 – This allows transsexual people to change their egal gender. Race Relations Act 1 000/3 – Outlines the duty ot organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races. Employment Equality Regs 2003 -Which prohibited employers unreasonably discriminating against employees on grounds of sexual orientation, religion or belief and age.
Anti-Harassment Act 1997 – This act was to make provision for protecting persons from harassment and similar conduct. Data Protection Act 1998 – If you handle personal information about individuals, you have a number of legal obligations to protect that information. Special Educational Needs & Disability Act 2001 – Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability. ? Human Rights Act 1998 – The United Nations for set this standard on Human Rights in 1948, it was accepted by many countries high lightening that all humans have the same rights. Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and 1986 – Makes it unlawful to discriminate against an individual on the grounds of gender and marriage, and promotes sexual equality within employment, education, advertising, and provision of housing, goods, services and facilities.