Assignment 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Task A Short answer questions
Ai Explain in your own words what each term means. Give one example from care practice to illustrate your explanations. Diversity
It means understanding that each individual is unique and recognizing our individual differences. These can be race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities and economic status.
Example: Two of my workmates are homosexual, I accept that and do not make fun of there sexual orientation and do not treat them any differently to other work mates. Equality
It means treating everyone the same way regardless of there diversity. Example: Two clients accommodation is on the first floor, they both want to come down stairs because they want to participate in the afternoon entertainment. One of them has dementia and can be difficult and inter fear with other clients, you leave him or her up stairs and bring the other client down. That is not equality because of her mental diversity you are not treating him or her equal to the other person.
Inclusion at its simplest is ‘the state of being included’ It is to promote that all people should be freely and openly accommodated without restrictions or limitations of any kind. Example: I make sure that every one in my care setting knows what activities are planed for the day so they can have the choice to participate if they want to. Discrimination
Is the act of treating a person differently because of that person's race, class, sexual orientation or gender.
Example: Not taking a client shopping because of her colour I would be discriminating against her because of her race.
Aii For each of the following people/groups of people, describe two different possible effects of discrimination. An Individual
Anger, hurt feelings and if it continues could lead to depression or loss of life.
Rioting, turn a blind eye not want to get involved.
Those who discriminate
A sense of power, could lead to criminal record. Aiii Identify three ways of challenging discrimination, and describe how each will promote change.
Challenge: On hearing a discriminating remark I would challenge them in a calm and professional manner and tell them that what they are saying is totally unacceptable and explain why. It will promote change by educating them and would point out that they could be disciplined for there actions.
Report: On witnessing a discriminating act I would report it to my manager so it can be dealt with in the appropriate manner. It will promote change by bringing it to the managers attention and he or she can deal with it quickly and efficiently and if needed further train the perpetrator in discriminate law.
Positive Behaviour: I could actively challenge discrimination by acting in a way that it empowers others to challenge discriminating behaviour.
Task B Leaflet
Bi Your work setting is running an induction course for new social care workers in an adult social care setting. Create a leaflet, which can be used to support this course.
The leaflet must include the following:
a) A description of the legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination. b) An explanation of the...
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