Task B - leaflet relating to your role as a support worker.
Read through this leaflet because the information shown will contribute to the completion of your induction course. Understand as much as possible, although its alot to take in at first, it will become easier and more straight forward in time. Good luck
First of all I will explain definitions, then move onto legislation & codes of practice:
Diversity is all about difference, and its value is the quality and variety that different people bring to society.Examples of how people differ from one another, it can be through:
Appearance, abiltity, race, gender, culture, talent and beliefs.
Equality is about everybody being equal to one another, but not necessarily treating them all the same. Because everyones needs are different you as a support worker have to look at the individuals needs, and assess what you can do to improve their quality of life, whilst keeping them safe and still promoting independence.
Inclusion is about involving everyone in society, making sure all have opportunities to work or take part in social activities even though they may have a disability. Eg. mental health problems.
Discrimination is stopping someone from their right to speak up and voice themselves properly or not let them do an activity, this can happen to either a certain group of people or it can just be one person. Nonetheless its a very cruel way to get to somebody. Also this leads to more serious matters such as a major loss of self esteem and this can reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity.
Current legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equalitiy, inclusion and discrimination; Rights and responsibilities are a big subject in the terms of social care. But in order to look at rights in terms of how they affect the people you support, it is helpful to discuss them under the following headings:
Rights under national standards, codes of practice, guildlines and...