Equality and Inclusiion

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Equality and inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by: 1.1a- Diversity Diversity means variety, assortment, range, mixture. It is difference. Diversity refers to the wide range of attributes, backgrounds, and skills that are in society. Diversity recognises that although people have things in common, they are also different and unique in many ways and it is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity consists of both visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as; background, culture, personality and work style and also the protected characteristics such as gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, religion and belief and age. By recognising and understand individual differences we are able to create an environment in which everybody feels valued. 1.1 b- Equality Equality means the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities. Equality is about making sure that people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everybody in exactly the same way. Equality is also about recognising the importance of treating each person as an individual and making sure that their needs are met in a variety of ways. Equality is based on four principles; fairness, respect, honesty and providing opportunities. 1.1c- Inclusion Inclusion means the action or state of being included within a group or structure. It is about positively striving to meet the needs of different individuals and taking action to create environments where everybody feels respected and able to achieve their full potential. Inclusion also involves making the individual actively involved in all aspects of their life, care and support in order for them to feel valued as they are. 1.1 d- Discrimination Discrimination means treating less favourably due to prejudice, unfairness, intolerance,

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