Tda 2.4 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Work with Children and Young People.

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TDA 2.4 Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people.
In this essay i will be discussing equality amongst children, inclusion, inclusiveness and diversity and how to put these things mentioned into practise when working with children and young people.

1, Understand the importance of promoting equality and diversity in work with children and young people.

1.1 Identify the current legislation and codes of practise relevant to the promotion of equality and valuing of diversity.

Current Legislations
Children Act 1989 – Protecting children’s welfare and to provide services according to the specific needs of children.
Human rights act 1998 – specifies and enforces the rights of individuals and if these
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In order to achieve this my placement came up with the idea and thought it would be good practice to involve the children in the process of finding out what kind of activities and policies work well in my placement and what ones don’t, this would give a sense of the children being valued and boost their confidence.
With participation and equality in mind I believe that the Equality act 2010 has a big role to play in improving the surroundings of children that are stereotyped and categorised by others. The Equality Act 2010 states that there are seven different types of discrimination, they are: * Direct discrimination: discrimination because of a protected characteristic. * Associative discrimination: direct discrimination against someone because they are associated with another person with a protected characteristic. (This includes carers of disabled people and elderly relatives, who can claim they were treated unfairly because of duties that had to carry out at home relating to their care work. It also covers discrimination against someone because, for example, his or her partner is from another country. * Indirect discrimination: when you have a rule or policy that applies to everyone but disadvantages a person with a protected characteristic. * Harassment: behaviour deemed offensive by the recipient. Employees can

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