Describe Key Legislation and Codes of Practice Relating to Diversity, Equality, Inclusion and Discrimination in Adult Social Care Settings

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Unit 12 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult care settings 1: Explain what it is meant by: A: Diversity B: Equality C: Inclusion D: Discrimination (1.1.1) : A: 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. B: Everyone is treated the same and equal, without regard to religious, political, social, or personal beliefs. C: Inclusion is about equal opportunities for all individuals, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. D: Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. 2: Describe the potential effects of discrimination (1.1.2): There are many types of potential discrimination which could leave individuals : *Feeling or being alienated* Feeling violated of human rights* Disrupted from community spirit* Being labelled or stereotyped* Limiting opportunities* Breeding contempt/aggression/conflict* Feeling victimised/damaging psychology 3: Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity (1.1.3) : 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. most of all aspects
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