1.1 Explain what is meant by a) Diversity
Diversity means varied or different, so in a social care setting the importance of diversity means to recognise and respect the importance of people’s wishes and to treat them as individuals.
Equality means ensuring that everybody is entitled to equal rights and opportunities and therefore preventing discrimination.
Inclusion means to ensure that everybody is made to feel respected and has a sense of belonging. They should feel included and be able to actively participate in activities and be valued for who they are.
Discrimination means unfair or unequal treatment to ether an individual or a group on the grounds of race, age, sex, gender, disability, religious beliefs or sexual orientation. It means that they are treat less favourably than someone else in the same situation and unfairly disadvantaged or excluded.
1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination
Discrimination can affect not only the individual it is directly affecting, but also their relatives or friends and will also affect those who are causing the discrimination. The potential effects could be; causing upset and affecting their self-esteem and confidence, stress, feelings of isolation, creating tensions, could lead to labelling or stereotyping and could also affect the individuals’ hopes and expectations, and their trust.
1.3 Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity
This is to hopefully reduce the likelihood of discrimination. It is also to ensure that individuals are treat as just that, and with respect to also gain mutual respect and trust, and therefore hope that all clients feel included and can actively participate in all situations and activities.
2.1 Describe key legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and