Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Explain what is meant by
Diversity: people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognizing and valuing those differences. Equality: making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways. Inclusion: ensuring people, whatever their background or situation, are able to participate fully in all aspects of the life. Discrimination: being treated less favourably than someone else in the same situation.
1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination
Discrimination has got only negative effects:
affecting an individual’s self-esteem and feeling isolated causing stress
leading to stereotyping and labelling
1.3 Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity
By promoting equality and supporting diversity you reduce the likelihood of discrimination and to respect the differences. Unfortunately, these practices will not change people’s attitude towards discrimination but it certainly pushes organizations into the right direction.
Describe key legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in adult social care settings
There are different legislations which promote equality and reduce discrimination:
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005
The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
The Race Relations Act 2000
Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006
Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989)
The Human Rights Act 1998
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
Employment Equality Regulations 2003
These legislations should have an impact on the way organisations provide and organise services, and on the way...
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