1) Explain what is meant by:
Diversity – 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 such as 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. Inclusion – Equality is the current term for ‘equal opportunities’. It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the grounds of group membership i.e. sex, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief, or age. Participation – To include all children and getting children involved in activities including sitting children in high chairs so they can participate and get involved. It is important that children participate in a variety of tasks and activity so they can develop. When children participate it also enables them in decision making. 2) Explain the importance of anti-discriminatory/ anti-bias practice, giving examples of how it is applied in practice with children and carers. Anti-discriminatory practice is very important in a childcare setting to ensure that everyone involved in the setting, such as children, parents/carers and staff members are not discriminated against in relation to their age, disability, ethnicity, gender, health, religious beliefs and sexuality. In my setting we apply anti-discriminatory practice with children by ensuring we show no favouritism in children and all the children get treated the same, also we ensure we do not refuse any children because of their beliefs, religion etc. Also in my setting we implement...
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