3. Equality and Diversity Policy and procedure. 1.2 This legislation and policies provides a framework to ensure that people with learning disabilities are treated with respect and dignity without violation of their civil and basic human rights. 2.1 The Department of Health, in Valuing People (2001), defines “Learning Disability” as: • Significantly reduced ability to understand new or complex information, to learn new skills • Reduced ability to cope independently which starts before adulthood with lasting effects on development. Learning Disabilities can also be defined as a variety of disorders that affect the acquisition, retention, understanding, organization or use of verbal and/or non-verbal information.
Unit 245 – Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities. 2.1A condition giving rise to difficulties in acquiring knowledge and skills to the normal level expected of those of the same age. 2.2Genetics, brain injury or damage, Down’s syndrome, complications at birth, Cerebral Palsy or meningitis. 2.3Medical – This is defined by the individuals disability, the medical diagnosis and promotes the view that the individual is dependant on society and excludes the individual from ‘fitting in’. Social – Developed by disabled people.
However, getting a job, an education, going for a drink or to the cinema etc remains a struggle for them. The legislation and policies that are in place are there to protect people with learning disabilities from discrimination. By promoting and enforcing the content of the legislation, policies and procedures, we can ensure that the individuals’ quality of life is improved and independence is promoted. Outcome 2. Understand the nature and characteristics of learning disabilities 1.
Unit 4222-245 Understand the context of supporting individuals with learning disabilities (LD 201) 1.1 & 1.2 Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities. Explain how this legislation and policies influence the day to day experiences of individuals with learning disabilities and their families Disability Discrimination Act 1995 – made it unlawful for employers to discriminate against people on the basis of a disability. It ensured that provisions for disabled people in employment are made and increased the chances of individuals to live a full life and achieve their goals. Human Rights Act 1998 – protects the rights of all individuals and enshrines the right to life, privacy and not to be subjected to degrading or inhuman treatment which improved the standards of care given to individuals with a learning disability. Mental Capacity Act 2005 – set out the assumption that an individual has the mental capacity to make decisions for themselves unless it can be proved otherwise.
Unit 304: Enable rights and choices of individuals with dementia whilst minimising risks 1.1 Key legislation that relates to the fulfilment of rights and choices and also minimises the risk of harm to an individual with dementia is: * Human Rights Act 1998 * Mental Capacity Act 2005 * Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 * Deprivation of Liberty safeguards (DOLS) * Mental Health Act 2007 * The Disability Discrimination Act 1995 * Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 * Carers (Equal opportunities) Act 2004 This legislation is there to protect individuals from harm and abuse, it also protects the rights of that individual so that they have the freedom to believe, do and say as they
Part A In care work, how successful are outreach approaches and advocacy in engaging people who are socially excluded? In what ways might they not succeed? Illustrate your answer with examples from Block 3 People who are socially excluded are at a higher risk of not engaging with mainstream or other statutory services. “Socially excluded means lacking opportunities and experiences that are taken for granted by the general population” (Wiles, F. K101 Block 3, Unit 9, Pg 33). Maslow felt that for individuals to be able to become “self-actualising” (Walmsley, J. K101 Bock 1, Unit 3, pg 131) they needed to have their basic needs met first before they can look at social inclusion.
It is imperative for case managers to use intervention practices that will prevent risks, reduce the negative behavior, and promote productivity and success. Intervention practices are included in case management plans because they serve as actions to improve life situations. The concept with helping clients in the criminal justice is complex because each person is different and unique, so therefore, the treatment and services have to be different to promote success. In order for clients to change their behavior, they must change their way of thinking. References Freeman, D. W. 2001.
UNIT 4222-245 UNDERSTAND THE CONTEXT OF SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. OUTCOME 1: Legislation and policies designed to promote human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities are mainly the Human Rights Act along with the Disability Discrimination Act, Mental Health Act, Community Care Act and National Health Services Act. People with a learning disability have the right to experience a full range of relationships including friendships and community links as well as personal relationships which can be difficult for individuals with a learning disability. Everyone has the right to life regardless of having or caring for someone that has a learning disability. Your human rights, whether you have a learning disability or not are the same.
Assessment task – SHC33 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Important: Within the evidence for the tasks below where relevant you also need to show examples of how you embed the knowledge into your own /the settings practice. Please remember you must show your own knowledge and practice do not copy what is in your research materials. Plagiarism is taken seriously. Task 1 links to learning outcome 1, assessment criteria 1.1, 1.2 and 1.3. To support understanding and raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion, present the following information: A) an explanation of what is meant by: - Diversity Diversity means difference.
UNDERSTAND CONTEXT OF SUPPORTING INDIVIDUALS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES Outcome 1 Understand the legislation and policies that support the human rights and inclusion of individuals with learning disabilities Q1. . Identify legislation and policies that are designed to promote the human rights, inclusion, equal life chances and citizenship of individuals with learning disabilities Because people with learning disabilities are more vulnerable than other people, they are affected by certain laws. There isn't one law or Act of Parliament which covers their situation, but they may be affected by laws concerning: education, voting rights, ownership of property, guardianship, control of personal finances, Consent for