Health and Social Care Unit3 - Level 2

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kimberley Yearsley Unit 3 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 1.1 What is meant by:- Diversity: is meant by acknowledging that each individual is unique and recognize 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. Equality is based on principles such as fairness, respect, honesty and providing opportunities. Equality can be shown by removing barriers, promoting ways to develop to their full potential and being treated fairly. 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. Ensuring there are no barriers to exclude people or make it difficult for them to participate in society. For example:- providing easily understood systems and processes for all to use, providing loop systems for the hard of hearing and providing information in a variety of languages, styles and audio formats. Discrimination: is an unfair or unequal treatment of an individual or group on the grounds of age, ability, gender, race etc. its being disadvantaged or excluded in the same situation. Different forms of discrimination can be displayed such as, Direct discrimination, indirect discrimination, institutional discrimination and harassment/victimisation. 1.2 Direct Discrimination may occur if an employee is not considered for a promotion because of age or a job is refused to a person because of their disability/mobility. Indirect Discrimination may occur when a requirement /condition is applied to all across the board and individual
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