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Introduction to equality and inclusion on health, social care or children's and young people's settings. 1. Understand the importance of equality and inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion and discriminationDiversityDiversity is a term that is used to describe the differences between people, I.E. race, religion or sexuality. Equality Equality is the treatment of everyone as equals no matter how diverse they are. This can include being treated as equals in the work, being given equal opportunities and receive the same rights as other people no matter their differences. Inclusion Inclusion is the right of being included in activities. It is commonly used by disability rights activists to promote the fact that just because people are disabled it doesn't mean that they can't do things that able-bodied people can do. Discrimination Discrimination is the act of treating someone as a equal because they are different from other people, wether it is that they are a different race, religion or that they are disabled 1.2 Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting In the work place people can discriminate by making racist/sexist comments about individuals. They can also discriminate by not treating every one as equal, I.E. treating someone who is disabled with as a lesser person because of their disability. Sometimes you can accidentally discriminate someonr, for example if someone is in a wheelchair you might treat them differently than if they were able-bodied. 1.3 Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination Practices that support equality and inclusion can help decrease the likelihood of discrimination by correctly teaching people how to appropriately react to situations like when having to deal with people who are
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