Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health and Social Care Task 303

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Promote equality and inclusion
in health and social care

303 task bi

Induction information leaflet.

The Equality Act is a legislation that is in place to ensure that people are given equal rights and opportunities regardless of their age, gender, disability, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. This legislation promotes diversity, equality and inclusion by making it a requirement that they are commonly practiced and incorporated into the health and social care setting, making it illegal to discriminate against a person/or persons for any reason.

The main Acts incorporated into the Equality Act 2010 are;

• The Care Quality Commission
• The Disability Discrimination Act 2005
• Human Rights Act 1998
• The Equal Pay Act 1970
• The Sex Discrimination Act 1999
• The Race Relations Act 2003


If these code’s of practice and legislations where not to be followed the consequences can be diverse. They can effect just one individual or can effect an entire team of social care workers. By not following the codes of practice and the legislation you could cause a s.u to feel discriminated against which would have negative effects such as making them feel isolated or un-heard and could lead to more problems that would effect the people around them as well as the individual . By not using inclusive practice you may find that the S.U might be put in a situation in which they are not happy which could make them act out in a way that could effect their future and how other team members interact with them. For example by failing to us an inclusive practice with an s.u by taking them to a public park, without first consulting or discussing this with the s.u they could miss out on important information such as the s.u being afraid of dogs, this could then lead to an incident due to there being dogs at the park. Which could cause s.u to raise of baseline, then a increase of precautions and restrictions around their day to...
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