Roles, Responsibilities and Relationships in Lifelong Learning
1.1: Summarise key aspects of legislation, regulatory requirements and codes of practice relating to own role and responsibilities
Government legislation and statutory laws are put in place regulate, restrict, authorise, proscribe, provide, grant, sanction or declare. This takes the form of a law or bill which outlines the legal requirements of an organisation. All organisational policies must be in line with government legislation for example the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the Equality Act 2010 and the Data Protection Act 1998.
The Equality Act 2010 which has replaced the Disabilities Discrimination Act 1995. The Equality Act 2010 provides protection …show more content…
The Every Child Matters legislation and The Children Act 2004 provides examples of the codes of practice and legislation that will govern the role of a tutor in all sectors of education (Francis, 2008). Also under the Protection of Children Act 1999, tutors who come into contact with children and vulnerable adults are required to hold a current enhanced Disclosures and Barring Service (DBS) Check. This system was introduced in 2010 to amalgamate the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA), This is outlined by the Protection of Children Act 1999. It should be noted that specific subjects will be governed by some specific legislation and codes of practice.
1.2: Explain own responsibilities for promoting equality and valuing diversity. Every tutor has the responsibility to promote equality and value diversity. With the large cultural diversity of the United Kingdom all businesses and tutors have a duty to not discriminate an individual on the grounds of race, ethnicity, culture, sexuality, gender and other issues of equality mentioned above. Field (2010) states that promoting greater social