If in society our actions went deeper than just acceptance of individual’s differences but welcomed them we can create an environment in which everybody feels valued. The meaning of equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age. Equality means that everyone is being treated the same, but different people have different needs so individuality should be taken into account. Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and have access to equality of opportunity. Equal opportunities are safeguarded by the Equality Act 2010 and the Human Rights Act 1998.
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.
According to Stretch B’ and Whitehouse M’ ‘The word ‘equality’ is often linked to ‘opportunity’. All workplaces should have an ‘Equal Opportunities policy’ not least because the law states they must have one.’ Equality can affect our communities by bringing different religions, cultures, and beliefs together and making areas more diverse. Diversity is when different types of people come together and form a diverse setting. Diversity can be many things, such as, Ethnicity which helps to provide someone’s individuality and their own identity, Language, this helps to teach others a new language and help them to understand and communicate people from around the world who also know the language. Education, which helps to improve our individual intellectual abilities, this is also one of our rights.
It means that no one should be discriminated against because of his or her background. It also means to understand what the differences are as to accommodate children for instance into the environment so they feel included. Outcome 2- Be Able To Work In An Inclusive Way 2.1 Explain How Legislation And Codes Of Practice Relating To Equality, Diversity And Discrimination Apply To Own Work Role The Equality Act 2010 brings together all previous acts relating to equality and discrimination. It protects all individuals and groups from discrimination from any services to the public. In our own roles in a setting, working with children
b) 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 recognising that the service users’ needs are met in different ways. It focuses on race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, transgender and Age. People must not be unfairly discriminated against because of any of these factors and we must contribute to create a positive workplace and deliver a service that is free of discrimination. c) Inclusion Inclusion is based upon the idea of allowing everyone equal access to the service regardless of gender, disability, religion, age.
People have different needs, ambitions and situations. Every person should have equality of opportunity. This means opening up access for everyone, ensuring that everyone has a chance to take part in society on an equal basis to be treated appropriately regardless to their differences. Equality is about treating people fairly and equally. Sometimes in order to treat people equally you have to treat them differently.
1517 Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings. 1.1 Explain what is meant by: Diversity is about difference, and a value of diversity is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. There are specific differences between people, all of the features that make each of us an individual, and there are broader, for example: appearance, gender, race, culture, ability, talent, beliefs. I must value the contributions made by my residents’ different perspectives, different ways of thinking and different approaches. Equality is assuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
Diversity is positive and should be respected and valued because nobody is completely the same as anyone else. Telling them that being different from everyone else makes us unique, and that we must value the diversity and differences that surround us, in order to work together to make our society a positive place to live. Equality is often defined as treating everyone the same. But I believe true equality means treating everyone differently in order to accomplish equality. In childcare every child has the right to equality of opportunity; it means each child would be given the same chances as each other to achieve all aspects of learning.
1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity Diversity – recognizing each individual difference, so as to help achieve full potential. Equality- being able to treat everyone fairly not treating everyone the same. Inclusion- is being able to include everyone and meet individual needs. When understanding these 3 criteria’s and making sure that we use them in our work role, only then we will be able to achieve inclusive practice. We have to see that our own beliefs are not causing a barrier between us and the children.
Unit 503; Champion Equality, Diversity and inclusion Diversity Diversity means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics including background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. Equality Equality is about creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and everyone can fulfil their potential.