Socially it can effect an individual as they can be made to feel like they don’t belong and nobody wants to be their friend and they are excluded. Having no friends can lead to emotional damage. It can also isolate an individual and they can feel worthless and feel different from others. It can be extremely difficult for children and adults with special needs as it can be harder for them to fit into a mainstream setting as they can be made to feel very different and it may be unintentional but can be very cruel. 1.3.
Describe the ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting. Discrimination may deliberately occur in the work place because they may be being treated less favourable, or treated differently because of their gender, age, ethnic, race, disability, sexuality, or religion. Discrimination may inadvertently take place when a rule or policy that applies squally to everybody is more restrictive for people from certain group. 1:3 Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination. By supporting a person's equality, you are treating them as equal and including them in all activities, you will be reducing the likelihood of discrimination.
Diversity is about acknowledging your prejudices, allowing people to be different and respecting these differences. It is also about challenging others if necessary and speaking up for the individuals you support when they cannot speak up for themselves Equality means everyone is treated as individuals and everyone is treated as equals. Discrimination is a preconceived attitude towards members of a particular group formed only upon the basis of their membership of that group that leads to less favourable or bad treatment of that person. The attitude is often resistant to change even in the light of new information. It is essential that you do not allow your prejudices to influence the way you work with individuals.
P1 Unit 2 Explain the Concepts of Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Equality: Means that people are all treated equally. This is in employment laws to make sure that all organisations treat everyone of its employees equally. This does not always mean that you should tread all people the same way as you treat others. Equality is linked to opportunity. This type of policy should be in all places of work not just because the law says that there should be one.
UNIT 203 PRINCIPLES OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS OUTCOME 1, UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION The learner can: Define what is meant by: DIVERSITY - Diversity is essentially another word for different, it recognizes that people are different and unique in many ways such as, personal characteristics, background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation and age. It means recognizing and understanding individual’s differences and embracing them, to allow people to feel more valued. EQUALITY - Equality defined basically means equal rights for people regardless of what factors they might have that are different. Equality states that because they are human they must be equal. Example: everyone is treated the same way.
1.1 Explain what is meant by: a diversity Diversity is the value of our differences which should come together in an environment where everybody can contribute and do well b equality Equality is the principle that everyone has a responsibility to respect other people’s rights and choices. c inclusion People from all groups should be included in society and feel valued, respected and able to contribute. d discrimination Discrimination occurs when one person is treated less favourably than others because of a protected characteristic e.g age, ethnicity, disability etc. 1.2 Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting 1.2.1 Deliberate discrimination is most likely to arise when an individual is prejudiced about a protected characteristic and treats a person less well as a result. 1.2.2 Inadvertent discrimination is more likely to occur through institutional policies or widely held beliefs that affect people’s behaviour and the culture of the institution.
Everyone should be treated the same equally and there are laws set out to ensure this happens. C Inclusion is allowing everyone equal access to a service regardless of gender, disability, religion etc. Everyone should be included and we should remove all barriers that prevent them becoming involved. D Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people especially on the grounds of race, age, sex or disability. We must recognise and understand everyone is different.
Equality means giving equal rights and opportunities to access education, employment and the community life. Inclusion - Each individual has the right to be included in society and to not be segregated under any of the protected 7 grounds. 1.2 - The potential effects of discrimination can vary depending on how long the discriminating behaviour has been going on, for example the beginning stages of being discriminated against can lead to low
Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 1. 1.1 A) Diversity: 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 non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age.By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.
Discrimination can also make people feel isolated and affect individual’s hopes and expectations. Can also lead to stereo typing, labelling and producing prejudices. 1.3 Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity. Inclusive practice is about the attitudes, approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. It means supporting diversity by accepting and welcoming people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all.