Nvq Level 5

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unit 3 champion equality, diversity and inclusion. 1.1 Diversity means difference. It recognises that although people have things in common they are also different. Meaning just because two people have the same disability doesn’t mean they should be treated the same as each other. Diversity is about recognising differences and valuing the differences. It consist of visible and none visible factors which include the characteristics of a person such as their background, culture personality. In addition to the characteristics that are protected under the discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation and age by recognising and understanding that everyone has the right to be treated as a individual and encouraging individuals to express their individuality freely if they wish everyone who is cared for in your setting will feel valued as a individual. Equality is about creating a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential this is stated in the department of health 2004. Equality also means being equal no matter what you race, gender, age, disability, religion, cultural differences and sexual orientation. By eliminating prejudice and discrimination we can deliver a service that is fair and personal to the individuals which promotes a happy environment were the residents feel safe to be themselves no matter what. Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling included, respected, valued for who you are, feeling a level of support from those around you. There are two main models of practice underpinning equality and diversity. Inclusion, the equal opportunities model and the difference and diversity model. The equal opportunities model says that everyone should be treated the same fairly and not treated differently on the basis of irrelevant criteria. The disadvantages
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