Discrimination and Diversity B. Equality

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Naile Ternava
UNIT 10: Promote Equality and inclusion in health, social care, or childrens and young people’s settings SHC33.

* 1.1 Explain what is meant by

A diversity
B. equality
C. inclusion

ANSWER:
A. Diversity: The idea of diversity is based on the impression that each individual is unique, and that they have their own special something about themselves, that makes them unique. This sense of uniqueness can be based on many different factors. E.g race, gender, age,religion , cultural background etc and that it should be taken into account when dealing with children in a setting.

B. Equality: Equality is the belief that each child has the right to get have their needs met and an organisation must make “reasonable adjustment” to ensure this can occur. This means it must take into account the child’s characteristics and ensure measures are taken for their development when working with children in a setting.

C. Inclusion: Inclusion is the procedure of making the practice of “equality of opportunity” a viable activity in the setting. It means trying to remove as many obstacles as possible for children to ensure they can get maximum benefit from the setting. For instance, we have a boy at our setting for whom albanian is not her first language, at home she speaks French. One staff members also speaks French, and has given us some key words and phrases to ensure the child can get maximum benefit from attending the setting. Inclusion also includes the idea that all children need to feel welcomed and valued at a the setting, therefore the practitioners need to ensure every effort is made for this to happen.

* 1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination
ANSWER:

If a child is being discriminated it will effect them. Some effects are: For example, being treated less favourably than others; it delays in their development and they have loss of self esteem, may feel unwanted, sudden change in behaviour and lack of...
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