Leaflet to support the course
In the adult social care setting there are seven main pieces of legalisation relating to diversity, equality and inclusion these are:
The Human Rights Act 1998-this right can be used to protect against organisation such as: police, counsels and private companies, court cases will state the Human rights act.
The Disability Discrimination Act 2005-stops people with disability from being treated differently.
The Equal Pay Act 1970-protects women from being paid less for an equivalent job to a man
The Race Relations 1976-states all races must be treated fairly regardless of origin, ethnic or nationality.
The Sex Discrimination Act 1976-makes it illegal to discriminate against men and women in employment, housing also advertisement, and it makes it illegal to discriminate against a person because they are in a marriage or civil partnership.
Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003-This makes it illegal to discriminate on basis of religious beliefs.
Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006-emploters cannot discriminate due to age.
Other pieces of legislation which relate to Social Care setting are:
The NHS Community Care Act 1980-protects elderly and disabled people receiving care.
The Residential Care and Nursing Homes Regulations 2002-protects rights of those who are in care homes.
The Children Act 2004-protects children and makes local authorities flexible to their needs.
Health and Social Care Act 2008-let to the establishment of the Care Quality Commission (CQC), who promote the right of people using health and social care services in England to quality care to regulate its provision.
A failure to adhere to these legalisations can bring about the mistreatment of individuals and an infringement to their rights. It can also bring about legal action to the care worker, loss of job, barring from further work in the care setting, fines and imprisonment.
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