Legislation Relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Timeline of legislation
* 1975 – Sex Discrimination Act * 1976 – Race Relations Act * 1989 – Children’s Act * 1991 – United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child * 1995 – Disability Discrimination Act * 1998 – Data Protection Act * 1998 – Human Rights Act * 2000 – Freedom of Information Act * 2001 – Special Educational Needs and Disability Act * 2004 – Children’s Act * 2004 – Every Child Matters * 2010 – Equality Act
Sex Discrimination Act - is where it is illegal to discriminate someone on the grounds of sex.
Race Relations Act – promoting good relations and outlining the law on not to discriminate against others on the grounds of their nationality, race or colour.
Children’s Act – ensures that the safety and welfare of children are met by local authorities and that framework and services are in place to help support this.
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child – this is set out for children aged up to 18 years of age and covers – survival, protection, development and participation. There are 54 rights set out for all countries with the exception of USA and Somalia.
Disability Discrimination Act – is in place to protect anyone who has a disability, making sure that schools and other organisations eliminate all barriers so that individuals have equal opportunities to services. Human Rights Act – Allows individuals to take action against the authorities if they feel that their human rights have been affected or compromised.
Special Educational Needs and Disability Act – this outlines the responsibilities to education providers to ensure that all children and young people with learning difficulties and disabilities are not discriminated against.
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Every Child Matters – is a national framework of outcomes set out to ensure that children stay safe, enjoy and achieve, be healthy, achieve economic well-being and make a positive