Equality and diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.
1.1. Identify the current legislation and codes of practice relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.
Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination. It provides legal rights for disabled people in the areas of:
• access to goods, services and facilities including larger private clubs and land based transport services
• buying and renting land or property
• functions of public bodies, for example the issuing of licences
The Equality Act also provides rights for people not to be directly discriminated against or harassed because they have …show more content…
Children and young people are most likely to discriminate against other children because of the prejudice approach they may hold, these may include not playing or associating with traveller children because it is believed that they are dirty or smelly, a child who has a disability may be assumed to have learning difficulties
All children and young people have the right to be treated equally irrespective of their race, colour of their skin, religion or ability, all children and young people have a need to develop and grow into mature young adults without being exposed to bigotry and discrimination, this can be helped by allowing them to explore and discover other people’s cultures, beliefs and the things around them, in order to do this adults need to educate and teach children to understand and respect other people’s differences and the diversity of the nation.
2.2 DESCRIBE THE IMPACT OF PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE.
A child who is experiencing prejudice and discrimination of some find will impact on the child’s self-esteem social development, and emotional development as the child will feel left out, and will feel they are not good enough, being sad all the time, being shy, afraid to say what they truly want, unable to express their feelings being withdrawn