Equality: Sociology and Inclusive Practice

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51. EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY
In this set of activities you will demonstrate that you understand diversity, equality, inclusion and anti-discriminatory practice in a social care setting, that you can demonstrate good practice and support and challenge the practice of others.

BTEC Unit 12: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2, 2.5, 3.1, 3.2, 3.3
Diploma Unit 3: 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 3.3

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING
This set of activities is about you demonstrating your understanding of the relationship between inclusive practice and diversity and equality; the relevant legislation and codes of practice that apply to your work, and the consequences of non-compliance. You will demonstrate your self-knowledge and that you know how to respect the beliefs, culture, values and preferences of others. You will show that you know how to support and challenge members of your team.

Task 1

Your task is to prepare the text of a briefing note for the team that sets out the inclusive practice that is expected of them. The briefing note should say what you aim to do to ensure that awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion issues is raised (and maintained) and also say what you (and/or others) will do to support inclusive practice and challenge discrimination.

The briefing note should cover:

1. Definition of the terms diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination, and how these are covered in legislation and codes of practice that apply to social care. Explain the link between inclusion and the other terms.

Complete the following table.

Terms| Definition| How covered in law and codes| Link to inclusion| Diversity| | | |
Equality| | | |
Inclusion| | | |
Discrimination| | | |

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2. The importance of inclusion, for instance how it is central to person-centred values, and the potential effects of discrimination. You should cover both the individuals that are suffering discrimination and the consequences for workers and organisations of breaking the law/codes.

1. The importance of inclusion is:

2. The effects of discrimination on individuals are:

3. The consequences for workers of breaking the law/codes are:

4. The consequences for the organisation of the breaking law/codes are:

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3. Think of some examples relevant to your service where you can compare inclusive and non-inclusive practice.

Complete the following table.

Example| Inclusive practice| Non-inclusive practice|
e.g. Food available at residential home| | |
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4. Actions to raise awareness and promote diversity, equality and inclusion and challenge discrimination.

1. What you and others in the organisation will do to raise awareness and support people to promote diversity, equality and inclusion.

2. What you and others in the organisation will do to challenge discrimination. (This should be5 actions that will promote change, not simply punish people.)

Task 2

The following activities help you demonstrate that you understand how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to your own work role, and that you have a level of self-awareness that you use in your interactions with others so that you offer them respect for their beliefs, culture, values and preferences.

Your task is to reflect on your life history and identify your cultural background, your values, your beliefs and your preferences that may influence your approach to following the legislation and codes of practice that apply to someone in your work role. You should then write an account of how these things may affect your working practices and what you do to make sure that your interactions with individuals respect their beliefs, culture, values and preferences. Work through the following sub-tasks to build your reflective account.

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Task 2a

Complete the following table about how legislation and codes of...
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