Brief OverviewThis course will explore the importance and effect of equality, diversity and identity for children and young people in foster care or who have been adopted, and to understand the effects of discrimination, prejudice and stereotyping; taking into consideration the legal framework and relevant legislation.
On completion of the course foster carer’s will have:
- Explored definitions e.g. equality, diversity, discrimination, equity, prejudice, stereotyping and victimisation.
- Have gained an understanding of the legislation and legal framework surrounding equality and diversity for looked after children and those being adopted; including The Equality Act 2010, The Children Act 1989 and 2004, and The United Nations Convention on the rights of the child.
- Discussed why it is important to provide care, which provides equality of opportunity embracing each child’s gender, sexuality, disability, ethnic origin, religious, cultural and linguistic background.
- Explored the reasons why some people might discriminate.
- Discussed ways to promote and celebrate children and young people’s identity.
- Engaged in group work scenario’s relating to discrimination and inequality and discussed how they would address these situations.
- An understanding of the role of the Equality & Human Rights Commission.
- Session - 24/01/2024 10:00 - 13:00