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

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Unit 303 - Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children's and Young People's Settings Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination Discrimination on the grounds of age, gender, race, sexuality or ability can damage a person's self esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. The potential of effects of discrimination are likely to vary between different people, these could be emotional or physical or potentially both at times. Possible effects could be: - Depressions - Low self esteem - Stress - Feeling isolated - Fear of rejection - Humiliation - Weight loss or gain - Anger Long term effects could be: - Long term depression - Increased behaviour problems - Difficulty communicating - Lack of acheivement - Restricted opportunities 1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity Inclusive practice promotes an indiviuals rights to acess equal opportunities. By ensuring that this happens promotes diversity. There are various pieces of legislation which have been put in place to promote equality and reduce discrimination. These include: - The Disability Discrimination Act 2005 - The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001 - The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 - Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006 - Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN, 1989) - The Human Rights Act 1998 - The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 (as amended) - Employment Equality Regulations 2003 Inclusive practice is about the attitudes, approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. This means welcoming people's differences and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all, most of all, aspects of diversity. Inclusive practice is about providing the
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