Please explain relevant legal requirements covering the way you relate to and interact with children and young people in your setting

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  NVQ 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in SchoolsNVQ Childrens Care, Learning and Development   UNIT STLS 20 Develop and promote positive relationships(CCLD 301) Questions Units KUS Please explain relevant legal requirements covering the way yourelate to and interact with children and young people in yoursetting There are a variety of laws and legal requirements setting outguidelines on practice within schools. All members of staff musttreat each child as an individual and recognise the uniqueness of allchildren and must have respect for their human rights. Thelegislation is constantly under review and all members of staff mustkeep up to date by reading the relevant publications. I continue toupdate and read information I need to perform my role and alwaysfollow the guidelines laid out in each policy.1) SEN and disability Act 2001.Providers should make reasonable adjustments to include childrenwith SEN eg, provide / attend training. A written SEN policy isneeded. A SENCO should be identified.2) Education Act 1944Children with special needs should be educated alongside theirpeers. The views of parents should be recognised. Children'shandicap should be diagnosed.3) Disability discrimination Act 1995.Those who provide goods and services to the public must make surethat they do not discriminate against those who have a disability,including children who may have learning or physical difficulties orlong term illness. It excluded education!4) Code of practice 1994.A five stage process to assess a child's special needs is identified.If needed, a statement is written to say how those needs will bemet. STLS 20K2  5) Children's Act 1989.Every local authority should provide services for children withspecial educational needs in their local area. Early identification ofspecial needs is important.6) Education Act 1993 (revised 1996).A code of practice must be issued, giving guidance aboutresponsibilities to children who have special educational needs.Subject to the view of parents, children with SEN should beeducated in mainstream schools wherever possible.All children are special and have rights. They are entitled to betreated with respect and dignity and have the right to be protectedfrom all forms of discrimination.The UN Convention on the Rights ofChildren is a piece of legislation that applies to young people underthe age of 18. It sets out the rights that children have including theright to play, to be free from abuse and to be free fromexploitation. It is particularly relevant to Equal Opportunities. TheHuman Rights Act 1998 strengthens adults and children’s rights andis a piece of legislation which looks at the way in which we relate tochildren. The Race Relations Act 1976 outlaws discrimination on thegrounds of colour, race, nationality and ethnic srcin. The DisabilityDiscrimination Act 1995 outlaws discrimination of a disabled personor child. The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 outlaws sex discriminationagainst individuals. The Care Standards Act 2000 passed theresponsibility for the regulation to OFSTED the aim being tostandardize care throughout the country.
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