P4 Edr L3 Health and Social Care Btec Extended Diploma

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Equality, diversity and rights P4 All employees within a care setting are entitled to promote anti-discriminatory practice in the workplace as it is key to combating prejudice. National initiatives come under the sector of anti-discriminatory practices in order to overcome discrimination. I will be discussing one law, one policy, one charter and one code of practice/code of conduct which cover anti-discriminatory practice. These initiatives are highly important within health and social care setting as it helps to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly and equally regardless of age, race, culture, disabilities, etc. Those who work within a health and social care setting must follow a charter. According to dictionary.cambridge.org, a charter is the grant of authority or rights, stating that the granter formally recognizes the prerogative of the recipient to exercise the rights specified. The purpose of charters is for individuals to understand what is expected from them in their profession or job role. This will help the service providers deliver the best possible care so that all service users needs are met. Charters promote anti-discriminatory practice as they describe the important of treating everyone equally, regardless of their values, religious beliefs and cultures. If the charter is broken, there would be consequences for the individual who is disobeying them. Codes of Conduct are highly beneficial within health and social care as they help those providing the services by understanding what expectations service users have while recieiving care and support including rights, roles and responsibilities. One code of conduct is The General Social Care Council. This organisation helps those working in health and social care setting by teaching them the rules of training and conduct which are vital to apply to their job roles. The code also informs

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