Many early years settings have been covered by disability discrimination duties since the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) was first implemented.
This booklet by The Council for Disabled Children produced this booklet to set out these duties in the context of duties to all young children, as detailed in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) and more specifically duties to disabled children, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.
It provides a short guide to what early years professionals need to know and do in order to address inequalities and to ensure they don’t discriminate against disabled children.
The guide also considers how the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 sit alongside other requirements on early years providers, in particular requirements set out in the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage, requirements in the Children and Families Act 2014 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Code of Practice.
To view the full booklet please click on the document in the Downloads box or select this link.