Anti Discriminatory Practice Case Study

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Register to read the introduction… This means ensuring that all pupils are treated in an unbiased, fair and non-prejudiced way. It means that the schools policies and procedures would have a positive and inclusive strategy towards all children and staff regardless of their race, gender, age, culture or disability. A school whose practice is anti-discriminatory will celebrate and value differences in identities, cultures, religions, abilities and social practices. It is vitally important that we promote anti-discriminatory practice in our work with children and young people as in doing so children will feel valued for their individuality and ensure a sense of belonging that promotes self-esteem. It will respect where children come from, what they achieve and what they bring to the learning situation. By promoting anti-discriminatory practice you are taking steps to ensure positive action to counter discrimination and prejudice. A child can be influenced by discriminatory practices and prejudice from external sources ie parents, family, neighbours, television however if as a setting you promote anti-discriminatory practice a child can be aware of all opinions and views. They can see how this will affect other children that otherwise may be discriminated against. They themselves will learn how to treat other people as an individual and notas perceived by their difference. If these practices are promoted …show more content…
A school will have a policy regarding discrimination and you must follow this policy and any relevant legal requirements when dealing with any issue regarding discrimination. As a teaching assistant you must always when necessary challenge discrimination. If you were to hear a colleague making a derisory remark about a person's race, culture or disability it is your duty to tell them why it is unacceptable to express their own views in this way. You cannot condone views that discriminate against another person . Knowing what to challenge, and when to challenge, can be tricky and open to personal interpretation. There are some non-negotiables re inappropriate language/behaviour e.g. swearing, language that is racist/sexist/homophobic, etc. We can say to ourselves They meant no offence by a comment – do I still need to challenge? However, not challenging can be seen as being as bad as performing the act. Common sense must always prevail. In order to report discrimination you must always make notes regarding the act or what is said make a report to the officer in charge in your setting. You can not then discuss your report with the person or persons you are reporting or any other other person unless required by the

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