Roles As Organisations Essay

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4.1- Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools
Organisations have to operate under current government legislations as it is vital that schools operate under the legislations.
These legislations are:-
Data Protection Act 1998
UN Convention on Rights of the Child 1989
Education Act 2002
Children’s Act 2004 and Childcare 2006
Freedom of Information Act 2000
Human Rights Act 1998
Special Educational Needs (SEN) Code of Practice 2001 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995/2005

Data Protection Act 1998
The Data Protection Act makes controls personal information on any one or any child is in the business or the government. Everyone in the setting is responsible for the data and how they use it and has to follow strict rules which are known as data protection principles. They need to make sure that the information is used fairly, used for the right purpose, kept for the right amount of time, should be used lawfully and kept safe.

UN Convention on Rights of the Child 1989
In 1989, worldwide governments said and promise that all children need to have the equal rights by adopting UN Convention on the Right of the Child. This is also known as the UNCRC. These change the way children are being treated and their views and look at as human beings. These rights make sure the children’s needs are to survive and grow. Each child, no matter who they are and where they are from are all treat equally and fairly so they are able to live.
Children Act 2004
The Children Act 2004 makes sure that social service and other agencies provide the legal basis to deal with issues relating to all children. Children who are being ‘looked after’ which can be at home, in a school or a work place need to be cared for and everyone who is involved with these children are aware of how they should be looked after and cared for.

4.2- Explain how legislation effects how a school works?
The Data Protection Act
In Brookside School we make sure that we store children’s personal information in a lock safe site and make sure that we only keep the information that we need. Some of the information may need to be shared with others, in which we will discuss about the right information which is appropriate to discuss about. No information about the children is taken off the site for the child’s safety.
The UN Convention on Rights of the Child 1989.
In Brookside we protect the children from discrimination and treat them all equally. We make sure that we give the child’s best interest and let them have their own views and freedom of religion. We give them the right to receive information and the right to have education and live peacefully.
Education Act 2006
In Brookside we follow the national curriculum, because we are inclusive provision we make sure that all educational activities are suitable for all children.
Children’s Act 2004 and 2006
In Brookside we address issues if we feel that a child’s welfare is a concern and make sure that we try and protect the children from any harm. We work with other agencies to do this, e.c.t social service.
Freedom of information Act 2000
In Brookside we make sure that all our information about the children is accrete for the child’s safety. If a parent asks to see their record then we have all the correct information.
Human Rights Act 1998
We make sure that all children are entitled to the same education no matter what needs they have. We may need to change it slightly for a child to access the education.
The Special Education Needs (SEN)
Brookside is the only school in the county which offers fully conclusive special provision. We do this by having a section in the school which offers specialist provision children, to come to school and access a mainstream school which has the fertilities to help the children.

4.3- Regulatory bodies
Regulatory bodies are an organisation which makes sure schools are following procedures. There are:
Health and Safety Executive (HSE)
The health and safety executive