Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings

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PRINCIPLES OF DIVERSITY, EQUALITY AND INCLUSION IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE SETTINGS Question 1 Explain what is meant by . A Diversity means to accept everyone is different and to except his or her differences. This means we must accept everyone is different and we must value and respect their differences. B Equality being equal in opportunity, rights or status. Everyone should be treated the same equally and there are laws set out to ensure this happens. C Inclusion is allowing everyone equal access to a service regardless of gender, disability, religion etc. Everyone should be included and we should remove all barriers that prevent them becoming involved. D Discrimination is the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people especially on the grounds of race, age, sex or disability. We must recognise and understand everyone is different. 2. .Describe the potential effects of discrimination They can be physical emotional or both It can lead to low self esteem, depression, feeling rejected, stress, low self worth, being withdrawn, humiliation, weight gain or loss, fear, anger There can also be long-term effects like loss of motivation, no access to services, and restricted opportunities 3. .Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity This means to include people from all backgrounds, race, ethnicities, ages etc This means to include everyone Everyone should be on an equal level with no judgement on age, sex, race or sexual orientation. Everyone should receive the same care. Employees are employed because of their skills and ability to do their job and this should be why they are promoted. Question 2 1..Describe the key legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity,
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