A description of the legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination.
The equality act is a legislation that is in place to ensure that people are given equal rights and opportunities regardless of their age, gender, disability, reace, religion or belief and sexual orientation. This legislation promotes diversity, equality and inclusion by making it a requirement that they are commonly practiced and incorporated into the health and social care setting making it illegal to discriminate against a person / or persons for any reason.
The main acts incorporated into the equality act 2010 are:
The care quality commission
The disability discrimination act 2005
Human rights act 1998
The equal pay act 1970
The sex discrimination act 1999
The race relations act 2003
An explanation of the possible consequences for individuals, care workers and others if the legislation and codes of practice are not followed.
If these codes of practice and legislations where not to be followed the consequences can be diverse. They can affect just one individual or can affect an entire team of social care workers. By not following the codes of practice and the legislation you could cause a service user to feel discriminated against which would have negative effects such as making them feel isolated or un-heard and could lead to more problems that would affect the people around them as well as the individual . By not using inclusive practice you may find that the S.U might be put in a situation in which they are not happy which could make them act out in a way that could affect their future and how other team members interact with them. For example by failing to us an inclusive practice with an service user by taking them to a public park, without first consulting or discussing this with the service user they could miss out on important information such as the service user being afraid of dogs, this could then lead to an...