Race relations Ct 1976 & 2000
School hVe the obligation to uphold good relationships between people from different backgrounds. Schools require to have a race equality policy in place, the legislation gave powers to tackle racism by making direct or indirect discrimination illegal.
Codes of practice on the duty to promote race equality 2002, this is a government framework which assist schools to meet the requirements of the race relations act 2000.
It outlines ways schools through their race equality policy can promote race equality in their setting by reducing gap in education achievements between different ethnic groups and ensuring staff within the school are representative of a multicultural society.
Disability discrimination act 1995-2005
Public authorities have a duty to promote and reinforce quality for disabled people.
Schools built following this legislation know need to provide access and facilities for disabled access, this must include ramps and disabled toilets, and through to children to be able to join in, in any off site visits and very part of the curriculum in the best achievable way.
Special educational needs and disability act 2001’ this legislation made it illegal for schools to discriminate against children with SEN or physical disabilities. It ensures that disabled children have the same opportunities and choices that all mainstream children have, and that schools have the duty of care to identify assess and make provisions for pupils with any special educational needs.
Sen code of practice 2001’ the special educational needs and disability act 2001 (senda) strengthened the rights of all parents whom have Sen children to be able to access and attend a mainstream school, with provisions put into place for each endive dual child.
Governments strategy for Sen 2004 is to raise aim and achievements for all Sen pupils, the programme is of ongoing actions and reviews with four key areas,
:removing barriers to learning,
: raising expectations and achievements,
: delivering improvements in partnership.
Equality act 2010,
The equality act was introduced in October 2010 to replace a range of anti-discrimination legislation which existed prior to this time.
This act streamlined previous anti discrimination legislation to include further protected characteristics from discrimination.
Schools will now be expected to gather and analyse equality information relating to all the protected characteristics of, race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, gender identity and age.
Un convention on the rights of the child 1989,
The uk signed this legally binding agreement in 1990, it leads on from the human rights act and sets out the rights of all children to be treated equally and fairly and without discrimination.
54 articles undertook by countries across the world showing a legislative commitment to children's rights and welfare, amongst which are the right:
Best interests of the child is primary consideration,
Children have the right to express their views,
Children have a right to freedom of religion,
Children have equal right to education
Children's act 1989.
Introduced to refine and reform existing child welfare legislation.