Unit 3 1
Diversity literally means difference diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences, diversity therefore consists of visible and a non- visible factor, which includes personal characterisicsuch asbackgound, culture, personality and work-style in additionto the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and beliefs, sexual orientation and age by recognising and understanding our individual diferences and embacing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create productive environment in which everybody feels.
Equaliy means treating people in a way that Is appropriate, equaliy means accessor provsion of equal opportunities where individual are protected from being discriminated against. discrimination is equality can accur in race, sex health, relgion, family structure, age, politics, disability, culture, sexual orientation are categories that equality can accur in.
Incusion is based upon idea of allowing everyone equal access to a service regardless of there gender, disability, religion, sexual orientation there are many ways to ensure that your setting adheres to its inclusion policy.
Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their race, disability, gender, religion, sexuality and age the basis of discrimination emanates fro m certain stereotypes and prejudice in a soiety open murdedness appreciating our differences help to remove the prejudice and stereotypes in thesolity.
Indirect discrimination occur when policies and practices which appear neutral or fair because they are applied to everyone actually disadvantage people and particular groups within society. an example would be if you where applying for a job and it states that they have to be able to driver then this could put some people at a disadvantage suce as those with disabilities.
Positive discrimination is regarded as the preferential treatment of member ofa minority group over a majority group, either by sex, race, age mental status or sexual orientation. exmple if you where to allowa particular less represented group of children over another to preform a task this classed as a positive discrimination.
Racial discrimination if a particular has views concerning race or even religion, these views could be used in the settinb unintentionally to havea negative or positive influence in situation or particular children.
Sexest discrimination this happens when a person is treated less or more favorably in tne same situation just because of their sex for example a woman would be treated deferently for a job in contraction on a buliding site just because she is a woman if a man was to apply for the same job he would get it even if the woman has more experience in this area.
Harassment is a form of direct discrimination as defined by the European commissions code of practice, sexual harassment is a unwantec conduct of a sexual nature or other conduct based on sex, affecting the dignity of the women and men at work this also includes unwelcome and repeated physical, verbal or non-verbal conduct.
Practises that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination by having policies in place that both staff and parents can read and follow within setting, managers can go on and send staff on training to make them more aware of discrimination and what it is and ways that they could prevent it, setting could use personal dolls with the children which will allow them to have a positive approach to other no matter what their age, class, disability, race, culture, religion, gender or sexual orientation is also the setting could provide different activities suce as themed cultural days an example of a themed cultural day could be where the children can dress up in traditional clothes,make cards, food tasting, making collages and listen to the cultural music.
There are various pieces of legislation in place to promote equality, disvdrsity and discrimination they include.
The disability discrimination act 2005
The special educational needs and disability act 2001
The race relation s act 2000
Convention on right act 1989
Thehuman right act 1998
The sexual discrimination act 1975
Employment equality regulations 2003
If I overheard someone making a discriminatory remark or not promoting equality or valuing diversity I would chellange them in a clam and professional way and tell them that what they were saying or doing is unacceptable and explain why I could also add that I am upset and offended by their discriminatory words and actions and that it is unlawful in a work setting, discrimination can be a disciplinary matter and policies an procedures will be in place to deal with this I could actively challenge discrimination by acting as arole model for positive behaviour and by empowering people to challenge discrimination themselves. by making a person aware of the facts it will educate them and hopefully change their opinions and actions in the future.
There are a variety of different methods of obtaining information on diversity, equality, and inclusion youan access government website s that list all of the current legislation in place to protect the rights of individuals you can obtain leaflets to give to your service user, to inform them of their rights. You can contact certain groups, such as age uk, who can supply materials to hand out to your service users on on discrimination, equality, diversity and inclusion. you may need such information to help an individual who seeking advise on a particular subject or if you ard trying go obtain information in order to support an individual.
If you require information, advice and support about anything whiles working in a nursery, you can speak to a supervisor or manager or colleagues for advice about a particular child you would speak to a parent or carer or their families, if required information etc about anything whiles in collage, you would vist your tutor or another member of staff.
Out of collage or in my spare time, I would get advice/information by studying the early yearss foundation stage framework. more information could be found on the Internet or in books, journals and leaflets.
For an examples of how a member of nursery may deal with certain situations to help a child feel I cluded and secure.
When a child comes a from a different culture/background there will be certain things they cannot do/do not do/do not celebrate. but, if the many other children around them come from the same culture that is different to them, they may celebrate/eat these thing/dothese things that the child doesn't do, so they will feel left out. So an adult in charge of these children will have to sort something out before these things that are eaten/celebrated/done, occur.
For example: there is a child in a nursery who is a muslim; activities that involve celebrating such things as easter or Christmas will not be something they will involved in. But, this will leave the child feeling left out when the time comes to celebrating these things so, in order to make sure the child can be happy doing something else, the nursery manager should call the child parents before the activity, letting them know that it will be happening so then the parents can give advice on what their child should do instead.