Principles of Communication in Adult Social Care Settings

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Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings 1. Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion. 2.1 Explain what is meant by: * Diversity Diversity means differences in ethnicity, heritage, customs, beliefs and values. It could be someone’s physical appearance, mental capabilities, etc. Diversity also means identifying and eliminating all forms of discrimination and putting measures into place to overcome employment disadvantage faced by equal opportunity groups. * Equality Equality means treating everyone with fairness and respect and recognizing the needs of individuals. It is the quality or state of having the same rights, social status, etc. * Inclusion Inclusion means to be fully included, to make people feel valued and respected, irrespective of ethnicity, culture, gender, disability, age, religion or sexual orientation. It is about giving equal access and opportunities. 2.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination. Being the victim of discrimination can negatively impact a person's emotional well-being and sense of self, especially if they experience discrimination on an ongoing basis due to an intrinsic characteristic of who they are as a person. People who are discriminated against may develop physical or mental health problems as a result of the discriminatory actions of others. 2.3 Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity. Having an inclusive work environment is key to recruiting, developing and retaining diverse talent. Inclusive practice involves taking action to remove barriers to participation and learning. Inclusion also involves eliminating discrimination and promoting equality. Recognizing and respecting the diversity of backgrounds, beliefs and experiences, is promoting equality.
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