Discuss 3 National Initiatives and Explain How They Promote Anti-Discriminatory Practice in Health and Social Care Settings (P4 & P5).

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The government have set out a number of health and social care initiatives which include the Equality Act 2010, the Care Standards act 2000 and The Dignity in Care Act. All these acts are in place to promote anti-discriminatory practice in all health and social care settings. The Equality Act 2010 is in place to stop people being treated unfairly and try to give everyone equal opportunities, the act protects 9 characteristics including; age, disability, gender reassignment , marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. The Equality Act 2010 ensures that everyone is treated equally for example if in a work setting such as a school it will ensure that all staff regardless of their sex receives the same pay depending on their job role and responsibilities. Care providers will have to follow The Equality Act 2010; they can do this in a number of ways such as creating a set of policies and procedures that the staff will have to follow. The act will protect service users from both direct and indirect discrimination, harassment, victimisation and discrimination arising from disability. As The Equality act is 116 policies and procedures about equality in health care put together, it covers everything that someone can be discriminated against, service providers will follow The Equality act as they won’t want to break the law. The Care Standards Act 2000 sets out the rules and regulations which then manage the procedures of all care facilities such as care homes, children’s homes, nursing homes etc. These service providers are continuously inspected under the care standards act 2000. The Care Standards Act 2000 tries to promote independence of older people if they need to be seen by a professional who are covered by the Care Standards Act 2000, they do this by including empowerment into their service
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