Qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Early Years Educator
Unit: Unit 2.4: Use legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Learning outcome: Understand how policies and procedures inform equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Assessment criteria: Identify policies and procedures relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice
Your setting will have several policies and procedures related to equality, diversity and inclusion. As with all policies and procedures, it is essential that Early Years practitioners can easily access them, read them and are familiar with them.
Some of the policies and procedures that your organisation may have relating to equality, diversity and inclusive practice may include the following.
Equal Opportunities Policy and Procedure
This policy should set out the organisation’s commitment to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its work with children, families and staff. It should outline how the setting will identify and challenge any forms of discrimination.
Special Educational Needs Policy and Procedure
This policy should detail how the setting will support children with special educational needs and disabilities, ensuring that they are included in all aspects of daily life and have their individual needs met.
Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure
This policy should explain what bullying is and how the setting will deal with any bullying incidents. It should also promote positive behaviour and relationships between all children and adults in the setting.
Recruitment Policy and Procedure
Your organisation’s recruitment policy and procedure should contain some aspects related to equality, diversity and inclusion, such as how the employer prevents unintentional discrimination towards candidates and the importance of having a diverse workforce.
If you are unsure about how to access any of the policies and procedures or have difficulty understanding their content, you should speak to a manager or supervisor to get further clarification.