Unit 3

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1.1 - Explain what is meant by:

Diversity?

Diversity means although people differ from each other it is accepting this difference and its value that brings richness and variety to society.

Equality?

Equality is about each person being equal and entitled to their rights and being treated the same regardless of their age, gender or religion

Inclusion?

The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of age, race, gender, and disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.

1.2 - Describe the potential effects of discrimination?

People who are affected by discrimination can experience anger, frustration, isolation and the feeling of hopelessness. It can lead to depression and the deterioration of their general well being. An individual who is being discriminated against may lack the confidence to speak up and ask for it to stop.

1.3 - Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity?

Inclusive practice is about ensuring that there are no barriers to exclude individuals from making their own choices and participating fully in their own lives. Individuals must be include in all aspects of their lives and be able to participate as fully as possible within society. This will support their diversity, respect their rights while promoting equality.

2.1 - Explain how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role?

These are rights that do not have the force of law, but which are enforceable within social care and designed to improve the quality of services that people receive. Each country of the UK has a body that is responsible for inspecting all social care facilities to make sure that they are complying with national minimum standards, in Northern Ireland we have the Regulation and quality Improvement Authority (RQIA).

The Human Rights Act 1998 -...
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