SHC 23: introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Task 1:
Diversity- Diversity means difference. It is about recognising individual as well as group differences. E.g. When people all come together from different backgrounds, gender and cultures, education, disability. Equality- Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Inclusion- inclusion is making sure everybody can be involved within a group or structure. Not excluding them for any reason. E.g. not excluding anyone if they are disabled making it so everyone can be involved. Discrimination- discrimination means treating a person or group less favourably than another in the same situation, usually on account of their race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation or religion.
Discrimination in the workplace can take place when:
* recruiting and selecting staff
* terms, conditions and benefits offered as part of employment * who receives training and what sort of training is offered * who is considered and selected for transfer, promotion, retrenchment or dismissal You can promote equality and inclusion to reduce the likelihood of discrimination by: * Providing positive images- books and displays should use positive ages of children and young people with disabilities, from different cultures and gender roles. * Consider children with special needs-consider how children with special needs and participate with other children. Might include a ramp for wheelchair users or finding other ways to include them. * Learn a sign language- learn a sign language or sing along to help communicate with a child who has a learning difficulty Task 2:
Sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusions: Colleagues- if there...
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