Diversity, Equality, Inclusion

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Table of contents:
1.definitions
2.legislation
3.consequences for individuals,social care workers and others if these are not followed 4. inclusive practice benefits
5.supporting others to promote diversity,equality and inclusion

1.Definitions

Diversity means the differences between individuals and groups in ethnicity,culture,gender ,ability,sexuality and age. It is important to recognise the value of the differences.

Equality is the availability of the same rights,access and opportunities to everyone regardless of gender,race,ability,age,sexual orientation o religious beliefs. Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.

By Inclusion is meant an approach that ensures that all views and needs of minority and under-represented groups are taken into account in the planning of services and facilities so that no one is left out. The approach means that the potential barriers that people may face have been considered and steps taken to overcome them.

Discrimination is the treatment of one group or individual in a less or more favourable way than another on the basis of race , ethnicity , gender, sexuality, age or other prejudice.

2.Legislation

The Human Rights Act 1998.This covers many different types of discrimination, including some that are not covered by other discrimination laws. Rights under the Act can be used only against a public authority, for example, the police or a local council, and not a private company. However, court decisions on discrimination usually have to take into account what the Human Rights Act says. The Equal Pay Act 1970 (amended 1984). This says that women must be paid the same as men when they are doing the same (or broadly similar) work, work rated as equivalent under a job evaluation...
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