Legislation affecting schools
Task 4.1 Summarise the laws and codes of practice affecting work in schools
Children's Act 2004
The Children's Act 2004 came into being alongside Every Child Matters. It impacts the way schools address care, welfare and discipline. There are five basic outcomes that are key to a child's well-being. These are being healthy, staying safe, enjoying and achieving, making positive contributions and achieving economic well-being. This act increases accountability and requires agencies involved with children to take on more responsibility for each child's welfare.
The UN Convention of Rights of the Child 1989
To protect basic human rights of children in …show more content…
This legislation has the same goals as the four major EU Equal Treatment Directives, whose provisions it mirrors and implements. It requires equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. In the case of gender, there are special protections for pregnant women.”
Task 4.2 Explain how legislation affects how schools work.
Legislation affect schools in that each school will have to adapt to comply with legal requirements as they change and are updated. Laws and legislations that affect schools are changed regularly and it is the school's responsibility to stay updated on the changes and implement them. Schools can and should seek advice and guidance when needed.
Task 4.3 Explain the roles of regulatory bodies relevant to the education sector which exists to monitor and enforce the legislative framework.
A-General Bodies, Health and Safety Executive The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the regulatory body responsible for enforcing Health and Safety legislation at work. It also provides guidance and advice concerning Health and Safety legislations