Diversity: Diversity means different. Diversity recognises that people are different and unique in many ways. Diversity recognises and values these differences. Diversity consists of visible and non-visible factors such as background, culture, personality and work style. By recognising and understanding individual differences we can create a productive environment in which everyone feels valued.
Equality: Equality means ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally to mean their specific needs. This includes areas of race, gender, disability, religion, age and sexual orientation.
Inclusion: inclusion means being included. This can be being included in specific tasks such as activates and/or being included within a group of other individuals.
There are many different potential effects of discrimination. Some of these potential effects include isolation, possible exclusion, demoralisation. Confidence and self-image has also the potential to be damaged. There are four areas of potential effects that discrimination can cause. These are listed below:
Physical – signs of ill health may occur. This can include self-harming and attempting suicide.
Emotional – the individual can start to think that what others are saying are true which can lead to loss of self-worth
Social – individuals may have a lack of friends and suffer from exclusion and having no one to talk to about interests or plans. This could lead to more emotional harm and physical harm.
Intellectual – the individual may not want to learn and not want to be around other individual’s unsafe behaviours.
Inclusive practice supports and promotes both diversity and equality by working to welcome everyone no matter their culture, background, social factors, gender, disability, age and any mobility restrictions. This open approach helps