Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings SC2 Unit 10: 1.1 Diversity: The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It includes knowing how to relate to those qualities and conditions that are different from our own and outside the groups which we belong to, but are present in other individuals or groups. Examples of the different characteristics are: age; culture; disability (mental, learning, physical); economic background; education; ethnicity; gender identity; language spoken; marital/partner status; physical appearance; race; religious beliefs; sexual orientation. Diversity is a commitment to recognising and appreciating the variety of characteristics that make individuals unique in a way that promotes and celebrates both individual and collective achievement. By valuing the variety and individual differences we can create a culture, environment and practises that respect and celebrate these for the benefit of society, organisations and individual. Equality: Equality is the current term for “Equal Opportunities”. It is based on the legal obligation to comply with anti-discrimination legislation. Equality protects people from being discriminated against It is about fostering and adopting the right to be different, to be free from discrimination and to have choice and dignity. Equality allows us to be valued as an individual with a right to our own beliefs and values. Equality enables us to create a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The definition of equality of opportunity requires that each individual should have access to the resources normally necessary for the full development of his/her capacities as a human being. These would include decent nutrition, access to health care, and access to education of comparable
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