Assignment: - Anti Discriminatory Practice
Anti-discriminatory practice underpins all good practice as it seeks to prevent the division and oppression created and legitimised by individuals, groups and organisations, divisions that include class, race, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation. These divisions are often accepted as the norm and are then perpetuated unwittingly.
Good anti-discriminatory practice requires competent workers to be aware of discrimination and how to challenge this. Gender awareness includes the need to avoid stereotyping roles and employment as “women’s work” and to challenge the notions that women are unable to undertake certain roles within the workplace. Race awareness includes the need to be aware of how language and behaviour discriminates against individuals from ethnic groups on an individual, organisational and societal level. There is also a need to have some understanding of custom and norms for an individual and to show sensitivity to that individual. Disability awareness requires the need to understand that disability is created by society, both physically and by the way that society is ordered. Good practice demands that norms are challenged and individuals are supported to access mainstream activities such as employment, social opportunities and healthcare.
In order to ensure assessments are fair the workplace assessor needs to ensure that the assessment is carried out solely against the National Occupational Standards and that the assessment is organised and conducted in a way which does not disadvantage the candidate. Candidates need to be made aware of the appeals process in order to act when they disagree with any decisions of the assessment process. The process needs to be free from barriers which restrict access and progression for candidates and needs to be available to all whom are able to demonstrate the standard by whatever means. The assessor needs to ensure that...