Equality is about treating people in a way that is appropriate to their individual needs. Every person should be treated as a unique individual and regardless of their difference should be given equal access, equal opportunities to achieve and develop and treated with equal concern.
053.1.1c Explain what is meant by inclusion
Inclusion is a human right for every individual. It is about embracing differences between individual and groups and making provision to ensure that, regardless of these differences, there are no hindrances or barriers up that prevent them from having equal chances and opportunities to participate and feel like they belong.
In my setting regardless of the activity that is taking place all children are given equal opportunities to participate. If a child wishes to do dance, football or dress up as a fairy- it doesn’t matter if they are male, female, if their home language is not English or if they have a disability all provision is made to ensure they can participate if they choose to.
053.1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination
Discrimination is about recognising and seeing differences in an individual or group of people and choosing to show prejudice or bias because of this difference.
This kind of treatment can have detrimental effects on an individual that can be long lasting. These effects can be physical, emotional or both.
Discrimination could affect a person’s self self-esteem and self confidence. They may also become withdrawn, anxious, stressed, fearful, depressed or angry. They may also feel unwanted, isolated, insecure or unable to cope.
Discrimination can also lead to violent outbursts and other behavioural problems.
Physically, discrimination can lead to poor appetite, sickness, difficulty communicating, sleeplessness, a loss/gain of weight and deterioration in health
Children who are discriminated against are denied the advantages that others have so their