These are both acts that includes service users, and employees or service providers. If these Acts are implemented in the work place, then diversity is respected through the equal treatment of individuals, and so discrimination is then eliminated. All the acts relate to inclusion. This is because each act includes equality, like the Equality Act 2006, and various types of discrimination (such as the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Race Relations Act 1976 etc..) that could lead to not including an individual based upon who they
It is about valuing variety and individual differences and creating a culture, environment and practices which respect and value differences for the benefit of society, organisations and individuals. The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. Staff that work in care settings must value diversity, and not give favourable treatment to certain groups of people at the expense of those whom they hold prejudice. Understanding equality and diversity is vital if we want to deliver person centred, safe and effective care. Delivering on equality and diversity in health and social care services means that we are tackling barriers that could prevent some groups of people from accessing
Prejudice is an outlook on a race or culture where as discrimination requires an action against a minority. These two concepts can be independent of each other or work together. A prejudiced person does not neccsarily discriminate. Scapegoat theory is the transfer of responsibility to a vulnerable group rather than to take responsibility for a failure. (Schaefer, 2006) Exploitation theory is used to justify keeping a group in a subordinate position.
1.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity, Equality, Inclusion Diversity means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognising our individual differences. These can range from race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or any other identity defining beliefs and characteristics. In a care setting, diversity means understanding that these differences can affect, or even determine the care needs of an individual. For example, a service user who has poor mobility would need assistance to mobilise around the home, with the type of assistance varying depending on how poor their mobility is, whilst another service user who is independently mobile would not need any assistance. Equality is about everyone being treated fairly, however it does not mean we treat everyone the same.
SHC 33 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings Outcome 1 understand the importance of Diversity, equality and Inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 1- Diversity : -The word diversity refers to the fact that we are all different from each other’s and , we don’t have same ethnic, culture background, gender, sexuality, age, religion, learning, different personalities and different abilities. -That means each individual is unique. 2- Equality: * The word equality don’t mean here to treat people the same, is about treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs. * In a childcare every child has the right to equality of opportunity, that’s mean every child would be given the same chance and time to achieve the learning aspect because every child is different to another. 3– Inclusion: -There are many ways to ensure that your setting adheres to its inclusion policy; - for example we can provide books, diagrams of word and meanings or flash cards with picture for children and families who don’t speak English to help them with communication, is part of breaking down barriers.
The Americans with Disabilities Act: Public Awareness Nicholas Yost Social Welfare Policy 4-28-14 Abstract The point of this policy to make people aware of their surroundings; related to mentally or physically disabled individuals. It’s to make people aware that there are people with disabilities and that they should all be shown the same respect as any other person. The discrimination against these individuals is both wrong and immoral. This act is there to prevent these occurrences from happening. Public awareness is a policy so that society knows this act is in place.
This act creates a duty for public authorities to promote equality of opportunity for men and women, and to prohibit sex discrimination in the exercise of public functionality. All public services have a general duty to eliminate unlawful discrimination of any kind. The Equality Act received Royal Assent on 16 February 2006. 2. Equality Act 2010 The Equality Act 2010 has consolidated existing equality law (Equality Act 2006) into a single piece of legislation and has introduced a number of reforms.
SHC33: Promote Equality and Inclusion What is meant by Diversity Diversity literally means difference or variety. The world is a very diverse place and so too are the people living in it. Our society is made up of people with a wide range of differences in characteristics and background, because of these differences, each person is unique. Diversity is about recognising and valuing these differences. There are many factors, visible or otherwise, involved in diversity, some examples of these are: * Age * Gender * Sexuality * Ethnic group: origin, nationality, language, colour or culture * Religion * Disability * Social background: Class or socio-economic group of their family It is important to recognise and explore the diversity in our society to enable us to understand and value the individuality of each person.
It places emphasis on members of various social groups, which might have at some time suffered from discrimination. Social groupings generally emphasized in such a way are those delineated by aspects of gender, race or religion. Equal opportunity is therefore primarily about compliance with discrimination legislation, accompanied by positive or affirmative action aimed at challenging and removing prejudice and stereotyping. In practice, equal opportunity is said to exist when “people with similar abilities reach similar results after doing the same amount of work”. No one really knows who originated the concept of managing diversity, but it is based on the premise that people should be valued as individuals for reasons related to business interests, as well as for moral and social reasons.
Foundations in Social Science Word Count: 2459 Select a group of individuals who may experience social exclusion. Describe the effects of social exclusion that may affect their health and outline some of the inclusive strategies that are in place to help provide health care to these individuals. As a society and as healthcare professionals it is important to understand how we regard those around us who are often marginalised or excluded. This essay will consider the issues of social exclusion and its effects on people with learning disabilities. The discussion will begin by considering what social exclusion is.