Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

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Assessment criteria 1.1 Explain what is meant by A Diversity B equality C inclusion 1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination. 1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity. 1.1 Diversity- Diversity is about valuing individual difference. So 'diversity' is much more than just a new word for equality. A diversity approach aims to recognise value and manage difference to enable all employees to contribute and realise their full potential. Diversity challenges us to recognise and value all sorts of differences in order to make our environment a better place for everyone to work. Equality- Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways. Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, namely the key areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender and Age. People must not be unfairly discriminated against because of any of these factors and we must all contribute to creating a positive workplace and service delivery environment where discriminatory practices and discrimination no longer happen. Inclusion- Inclusion is about ensuring that children and young people, whatever their background or situation, are able to participate fully in all aspects of the life in school. It is not about viewing everyone as the same or providing the same work, but about providing the same opportunities. Gwen Nombro Unit 10 1.2 The various forms of discrimination, the groups most likely to experience discrimination and the possible effects of discrimination on the children and families are: Disability, ethnic, cultural, race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, social economic group. People are discriminated
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