Heath & Social Care Unit 203

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Sharon Christopher Unit 203 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children's and young people's settings Q5.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity: differences between individuals and groups eg culture, nationality, ability, ethnic origin, gender, age, religion, beliefs, sexual orientation, social class. Equality: individual rights; giving choices; respect; services in response to individual need Inclusion: placing individuals at the centre of planning and support; valuing diversity Discrimination: direct discrimination; indirect discrimination; treating someone less favourably than others; effects of discrimination. Q5.2 Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inavertently occour in the work setting A5.2 Discrimination may deliberately occur in the work place because they may be being treated less favourable, or treated differently because of their gender, age, race, disability, sexuality, or religion. Discrimination may inadvertently take place when a rule or policy that applies equally to everybody is more restrictive for people from a certain group. For example if a company gives information about its policies only in English. Q5.3 Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination A5.3 By supporting a person’s equality you are treating them as equal and including them in all activities, you will be reducing the likelihood of discrimination. Q6.1 Identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own role A6.1 Legislation and codes of practice: Codes of practice of sector; policies of workplace setting; Human Rights Act 1998; Disability Discrimination Act 1995; Disability Discrimination Act 2005; Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001; Race
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