Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Care Setting

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Unit 3 - Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1a - Define what is meant by: Diversity Diversity basically means difference. This could be difference in age, back ground, religion etc. It is important to adapt to each persons differences so that the person feels comfortable in your company and their surroundings. 1.1b - Define what is meant by: Equality Equality means that everyone gets the same support, privileges and opportunities as everyone else, regardless of their diversities. 1.1c - Define what is meant by: Inclusion Regardless of what disability someone has or whatever age they are, each person is entitled to equal access to any service. No one is to be excluded or pushed out, everyone should have equal opportunity to be included. This could be in activities or decision making etc. 1.1d - Define what is meant by: Discrimination Discrimination is treating someone differently due to some aspect of their lives being different from others. There are many ways people can be discriminated against, e.g age, religion, sexuality, race, gender. 1.2 - Describe how direct or indirect discrimination may occur in the work setting. An example of direct discrimination would be, if you apply for a job, you are fully qualified for the position, you have good references, you happen to have more experience than the other applicants, but you don’t get the job. The reason you are given by the employer is because you have children and the employer feels that having children means that you may expect to receive special privileges. This would be discriminating against the fact that you are a parent. Indirect discrimination would be if you were to see a job advertised that stated ‘male applicants only.’ This would be gender discrimination and
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