Discrimination and Special Educational Needs

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CU1532 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1Explain what is meant by:- Diversity-Equality-Inclusion When children involve all these in the nursery they are able to progress in all areas of their development, in an environment that is supportive. Diversity strengthens a community. All children are different and have different social and cultural backgrounds; they also have families that have different life styles. When looking into diversity within the society it helps to understand the individuality of every child, like the EYFS ‘A Unique Child’. All setting for children or young people should have equal chances this will help with inclusion. Children are entitled to:-

Equal opportunities to develop and learn, while their physical and emotional safety are being protected •Inclusion – access to appropriate settings and the experiences they offer •Diversity – the awareness and respect for their individuality 1.2Describe the potential effects of discrimination

The differences between people can become a division, and could lead to prejudice which is when people think negative of others and look at them as being less important. This can happen through a lack of knowledge and understanding of diversity. Prejudice can result in assumptions like a child who has a disability people could assume they have learning difficulties. It could also happen by:- •People being looked at because if their gender, sexuality, or appearance. They sometimes get discriminated by them being looked at being not good enough or not as important as others. •Some religions or cultures are seen as better than others Prejudice can have negative effects. When children experience this, their self-esteem, confidence and self image could be damaged, also lead to confusion, anger and depression. Children can experience discrimination by:- •The colour of their...
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