Discrimination and Practice Promotes Equality

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SHC33: Promote equality and inclusion in healthy, social care or children’s and young people’s settings. 1.1 Explain what is meant by :
* Diversity
* Equality
* Inclusion

1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination.

1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity.

1.1 Diversity:
Dictionary meaning: (noun) 1. The quality of being diverse or different, difference or unlikeness. 2. A variety, diverse types or examples.

The importance of diversity is to understand and know, what makes someone different? What makes a community diverse? There are various known traits that make a person and a community diverse. These range from: Religion, culture, age, gender, abilities and disabilities etc. With the knowledge and/or experience of how to treat everyone the same, equally and without discriminating others. Research the advantages and points of the different diversities will ensure that ignorance and unawareness would be near to eradication.

The different types of diversities should be taken in to account (made aware), understood, as well as given positive outcomes, communication and interaction between ourselves and others.


Dictionary meaning: (noun) 1. The fact of being equal. 2. The fact of being equal, of having the same value. 3. The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.

The importance of equality is to give everyone of different gender, age, sexuality, race (diversity) the same chances as well as being equal in their unique way of life. Also being able to adjust and amend anything that balances out the awareness of the different diversities in the work place, leisure halls and community centres along with other public places that may see different groups and individuals which could then be understood to others less aware.

Equality can come in different forms and installed in different places. This can be:
* Rights
* Respect
* Laws, Acts, Legislations, Frameworks
* Voiced and heard opinions/views
* Workplace, Colleges, schools, nurseries
* Social and leisure venues.

Equality also, equal opportunity should be given to everyone with the chance to prove ones abilities, with the chance of disregarding and erasing people’s way of being prejudice and stereotypical and also discriminate, through the, lack of knowledge of the qualities that the different diversities possess.


Dictionary meaning: (noun) 1. The act of including i.e. adding or annexing (something) to a group, set, or total.

The importance of inclusion is so the individual would be able to build different skills, to feel counted and a normal person like everyone else. Build confidence and esteem amongst other emotional and mental positive attitudes. Being able to include the individual in tasks, activities etc. In doing so this could see the positive contribution that they bring with their personal attributes.

A person should never feel left out, made different or isolated because i.e. they maybe brought up different, have a disability, do not have ‘English’ as a first language. In doing this it could see the individual shy away from peers and others. Confidence and esteem could as a result become lost as well as the individual stunting the growth of general learning and life skills amongst other things.


Effects of discrimination could include:

* Self-mental and emotional abuse of the victim
* Denying ones’ self of Origin, sexuality, beliefs
* Making excuses like illness, to stop them from going out in public * Isolation and seclusion from peers, families, themselves * Bad reputation of the institute, nurseries, sure starts * Low/minimal confidence, self esteem

* Bullying from teachers, peers
* Suicidal tendencies- self harming, marking on body
* May cause legal intervention (depending on the severity of it) * Bad or an intense...
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