Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting
Outcome 1 Understand the Importance of Equality and Inclusion
1.1 Diversity is about acknowledging and respecting an individuals differences, diversity recognises that although people have things in common with each other, every individual is also different in many ways, Diversity consists of many factors.
Equality means to treat everyone equally in a way that is appropriate to their needs.
Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category.
Inclusion is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other needs. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.
1. 2 Someone could ignore a colleague, because they are discriminating them purposely because they come from a different area, class, culture, religion, or they may not actually have anything to do with them because they feel they have nothing in common with them. Indirect discrimination occurs when policies and practices, which appear neutral or fair because they are applied to everyone, actually disadvantage people and particular groups within society.
1.3 By supporting a person’s equality you are treating them as an equal and including them in all activities, you will be reducing the likelihood of discrimination.
Outcome 2 Be able to work in an inclusive way
2.1 There are many legislation and codes of practice that are in place for equality, diversity and discrimination laws that are applied to my role. I ensure that I work with the race relations act 1976, racial and religious hatred act 2006,and equality act 2010, human rights act 1998. Discrimination: Disability discrimination act 1995, racial and religious hatred act 2006, sex discrimination act 1975, gender...