Unit 503; Champion Equality, Diversity and inclusion
Diversity means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics including background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age.
Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and everyone can fulfil their potential. Equality means being equal in status, rights and opportunities no matter what their race, disability, gender, religion, beliefs and cultural differences, sexual orientation and age.
Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling included, feeling respected, valued for who you are even if the person lacks some advantages, feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so then you can achieve your best. Inclusion ensures everyone has access to resources, rights, goods and services and be able to participate in activities.
1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility.
In my job role as Director/Manager I am responsible for ensuring that all individuals, their families, friends, carers and members of staff and those you are working in partnership with are treated equally. I am responsible to ensure everyone I or my employees come in contact with are treated with dignity and respect. To ensure this is adhered to we have policies in place and the code of conduct that all employees must follow. I have legislation I must follow to ensure I meet the legislation in my area of responsibility. To ensure I comply with the legislation I use these...