Unit 303 - Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination Discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage a person's self esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. The potential of effects of discrimination are likely to vary between different people, these could be emotional or physical or potentially both at times. Possible effects could be: - Depressions - Low self esteem - Stress - Feeling isolated - Fear of rejection - Humiliation - Weight loss or gain - Anger Long term effects could be: - Long term depression - Increased behaviour problems - Difficulty communicating - Lack of acheivement - Restricted opportunities 1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity Inclusive practice promotes an indiviuals rights to acess equal opportunities. By ensuring that this happens promotes diversity. There are various pieces of legislation which have been put in place to promote equality and reduce discrimination.
People have different needs, ambitions and situations. Every person should have equality of opportunity. This means opening up access for everyone, ensuring that everyone has a chance to take part in society on an equal basis to be treated appropriately regardless to their differences. Equality is about treating people fairly and equally. Sometimes in order to treat people equally you have to treat them differently.
By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. * Equality - This means treating everyone with fairness and respect and recognising the needs of individuals. It is about addressing existing disadvantages affecting how people participate in society without making them feel an outcast and allowing them to participate in the activities. * Inclusion - Is about equal opportunities for all, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. Also making sure they feel included in activities they want to be a part of.
According to Stretch B’ and Whitehouse M’ ‘The word ‘equality’ is often linked to ‘opportunity’. All workplaces should have an ‘Equal Opportunities policy’ not least because the law states they must have one.’ Equality can affect our communities by bringing different religions, cultures, and beliefs together and making areas more diverse. Diversity is when different types of people come together and form a diverse setting. Diversity can be many things, such as, Ethnicity which helps to provide someone’s individuality and their own identity, Language, this helps to teach others a new language and help them to understand and communicate people from around the world who also know the language. Education, which helps to improve our individual intellectual abilities, this is also one of our rights.
Diversity- Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in commonwith each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences.Diversity therefore consists of visable and non-visable 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 term of race, disability, gender,religion and belief, sexual orentation and age. By recognising and understanding outindividual differences and embracing them and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. b Equailty- Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs for example, if Doris wanted to board a plane it would be good to say to her "you have the same stairs as everybody else" What is needed is a way of getting onthe plane that will suit everybody is need without showing them up and treating them ina way that is worse then other people.
Understand the importance of equality and Inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by Diversity – The value of individual differences and talents, making the workplace somewhere everyone can take part and contribute Equality – to protect against discrimination Inclusion – to include everyone regardless of their age, sex, race, religion, ability or background Discrimination – to treat someone differently due to their age, sex, race, religion, ability or background 1.2 Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting Peoples lack of understanding means a person’s disability or religion could lead them to being stereo-typed and this leads to discrimination. 1.3 Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination Taking barriers out of a situation can reduce discrimination – steps leading to a cinema means someone in a wheelchair cannot access the venue and means because they cannot get in they cannot watch a film = discrimination. By putting a ramp in everyone can get into the cinema and no one is discriminated against Be able to work in an inclusive way 2.1 Identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own role Equal Pay Act 1970 Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Race Relations Act 1975 Disability Discriminations Act 1995 & 2005 Employment Equality (Religion and Beliefs) and (Sexual Orientation) Regulation 2003 Employment Equality (Age) Regulation 2006 Racial and Religious hatred Act 2006 Equality Act 2006 or 2010 2.3 Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages change When someone cannot do something for themselves because of physical, emotional or communication barriers the best way to help is to assist them rather then do it for them. Get them help to move or communicate can
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.
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.
There are essentially two forms of equality; formal equality and substantive equality. The Equality Trust defines formal equality as “The formal approach to equality and non-discrimination supports the position that a person’s individual physical or personal characteristics should be viewed as irrelevant in determining whether they have a right to some social benefit or gain. At the heart of most protagonists’ defence of this model is the principle of merit.” (Equality Trust 2007 2). However formal equality needs to be facilitated to be successful and therefore it is supported by substantive equality. Substantive equality can also be referred to
UNIT 4222-303 Promote equality and inclusion in health ,social care or children’s and young people’s settings OUTCOME 1 1. Explain what is meant by • Diversity Diversity means difference, it recognises that people have things in common with each other but 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 background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.