Unit 53 Equality and Inclusion

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CYPW DIPLOMA L3

UNIT 053- PROMOTE EQUALITY AND INCLUSION IN HEALTH, SOCIAL OR CHILDREN’S AND YOUNG PEOPLE’S SETTINGS

1.1
Diversity-
Two definitions of Diversity are:
Diversity- acknowledgement of and respect for their individuality.

Diversity- celebrating differences and valuing everyone. By respecting visible and invisible differences everyone can feel valued for their contribution, beneficial for both the individual and the setting.

Equality-
Two definitions of Equality are:
Equality- equal opportunities to develop and learn while their physical and emotional safety and well-being are protected

Equality- can be described as breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity and access for all groups in all areas, which is supported and protected by legislation.

Inclusion-
Two definitions of Equality are:
Equality- equal opportunities to develop and learn while their physical and emotional safety and well-being are protected

Equality- can be described as breaking down barriers, eliminating discrimination and ensuring equal opportunity and access for all groups in all areas, which is supported and protected by legislation.

1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination.

If an adult is discriminated against it may mean that:
• They may not be offered jobs or opportunities that are offered to others • They may not be able to access the same information, such as about jobs, benefits, local events, services or activities • They may not be able to access buildings, transport or services if they are disabled • They may not be included in social activities or events • They may be persecuted because of being ‘different’- skin colour, ability, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family situation, etc. If a child is discriminated against it may mean that:

• They are denied the advantages of others so they do not have the chance to reach their full potential • They do not progress and experience success in their life, the negative effect of this may damage their self esteem and affect their motivation to learn and achieve • They may be excluded from certain roles, be bullied or picked on • If they are unable to develop their abilities and talents they will not be able to make a full contribution to society later on in life.

Family and friends of those who are discriminated against may be affected, for example the family of an adult who is discriminated against may have to live on lower pay or benefits, may not be able to join local clubs or activities and not be able to live life to the full. Parents of children who are not able to access services may struggle to find childcare, friends or a support network and may also suffer financial constraints. Friends may find themselves also being the target of those who discriminate, or having to make the choice between joining in and leaving their friend, or missing out on activities. They may also get themselves into trouble trying to defend someone. Those who inflict discrimination are also harmed, if their prejudice leads them to believe certain assumptions then they have a false and distorted view of the world. Their actions may lead them into trouble, may cause them to lose friends or opportunities and maybe even get a criminal record, all of which is not good for their own future prospects. Wider society loses out over acts of discrimination. There is the social impact of certain groups or individuals not feeling included or welcome in their community, and others having prejudicial assumptions about them. This is a real loss as people who are unwilling to share ideas, skills or show respect for others will only have a narrow view of the world around them and lose out on valuable and interesting knowledge. We all have many things which we enjoy in our lives which have probably originated from a different culture, such as foods or music. Then there is a financial...
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