1.1. Explain what is meant by:
diversity - It means that we are all different from each other. Whether it is our gender, height, weight, ethnic background, religion, beliefs, our personalities, disabilities or sexuality.
equality – It means that regardless of our race, gender, or sexuality, everyone should be treated as equal and given the same opportunities to achieve their best.
inclusion.- Everyone should be treated equally even if they have a disability they shouldn’t be discriminated for this and should have equal access as everyone else. They should be included and made to feel they belong.
1.2. Describe the potential effects of discrimination
There are many effects of discrimination, it can have a great effect on children’s physical development, they may have a very low self esteem which could lead to suicide, self harming, or if they are being bullied physically their bodies will suffer from bruising and cuts. It can affect their diet leading to poor eating habits resulting in health issues.
Emotionally children can suffer from trauma. They may begin to lose self worth and don’t believe in themselves so they give up or start to believe what others are saying.
Socially it can effect a child as they can be made to feel like they don’t belong and nobody wants to be their friend and they are excluded. Having no friends can lead to emotional damage. It can affect them intellectually as they may not want to go to school and be in a setting where they are being discriminated and will not want to learn.
It can isolate a child and they can feel worthless and feel different from others. It can be extremely difficult for children with special needs as it can be harder for them to fit into a mainstream setting as they can be made to feel very different and it may be unintentional but can be very cruel.
1.3. Explain how