SHC 33: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people setting. 1.1 What is meant by: diversity, equality and inclusion? Diversity refers to the variety and differences between people and groups in our society. These differences need to be recognised and respected. Diversity is about acknowledging your prejudices, allowing people to be different and respecting these differences.
Unit 303 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (SHC 33) Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion The meaning of diversity is difference. Diversity is allowing people to be different and recognising and respecting these differences. We should also challenge others if necessary and speak up for the individuals, if they cannot speak for themselves. 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 are all factors inclusive in diversity. If in society our actions went deeper than just acceptance of individual’s differences but welcomed them we can create an environment in which everybody feels valued.
* Discrimination = means treating a person or group of people differently because of their race, age, sexuality, gender, ethnicity etc. 1.2 Describe how direct or indirect discrimination may occur in the work setting. * Direct discrimination may occur if an individual applies for a job but is turned down due to their disability, or if an individual is refused a promotion due to their age. * Indirect discrimination may occur if an individual has specific religious beliefs and appropriate food is not provided (halal meat or kosher) or appropriate equipment is not provided (Quran, bible). 1.3 Explain how practices that support diversity, equality, inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination.
Inclusion ensures everyone has access to resources,rights,goods and services,and be able to participate in activities. Discrimination- Discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably or receives a worse service than others because of age,gender,race,sexuality or ability. In care treating everybody the same can be discriminating because some people will have their needs met and others will not. 1.2 Describe how direct or in direct discrimination may occur in the workplace. Discrimination can take place intentionally or unintentionally.
Unit 33 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 1.1 Explain what is meant by a) Diversity Diversity is about valuing individual difference. The concept of diversity includes acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. b) Equality Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances.
Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 Define what is meant by: • Diversity: is meant by acknowledging that each individual is unique and recognising individual differences, for example; culture, ability, gender, race, religion, sexual orientation or any other individual characteristic. • Equality: is fair treatment and access to opportunities for all regardless of differences like their ability, culture, race, gender, religion, sexual orientation or any other group characteristic. • Inclusion: is to embrace all people regardless of race, gender, age, ability etc. its about recognising we are one although we not the same and to have a sense of belonging. • Discrimination: is an unfair or unequal treatment of an individual or group on the grounds of age, ability, gender, race etc.
1517 Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings. 1.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity is about difference, and a value of diversity is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. There are specific differences between people, all of the features that make each of us an individual, and there are broader, for example: appearance, gender, race, culture, ability, talent, beliefs. I must value the contributions made by my residents’ different perspectives, different ways of thinking and different approaches. Equality is assuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
1.2 Discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the workplace by people not understanding or listening to another’s opinion before making a decision. I feel the ability to stand back from any situation and try to see it from another’s perspective would help in reducing this issue. 1.3 Practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination by making sure that every person is treated both as an individual for their preferences and choices and as part of a group with regard to their social needs and wants. Giving everyone the opportunity to have a voice in regard to their own welfare and particular needs will avoid people feeling that they are excluded in decisions. 2.
SHC33 Outcome1 Understand the importance of diversity , equality and inclusion. 1.1 Explain what is meant by Diversity, equality and Inclusion. 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, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. b. Equality means treating everyone equally regardless of their colour, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability etc. it is different to treating people the same; different people have different needs, so individuality should be taken in to account.