Promote Equality & Inclusion Essay

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Diversity is about everyone being different and having an understanding about the different values, attitudes and life experiences of different people from different cultures or religions, between individuals or groups. It can be between culture, nationality, ability, ethnicity, gender age, religion beliefs, sexual orientation and social class. These values may not be the same as your own but you have to respect that people hold different values and beliefs and not treat them differently because of these. Equality is treating all people regardless of gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief the same and promoting individual rights. Giving individuals the choice and opportunity with respect and fairness and offering services appropriate to their individual needs, giving additional support and tailoring this support in a way which will give the individual the best chance in succeeding. Inclusion is including these individuals at the centre of planning services and supporting and valuing them as vital parts of the service/society. Ensuring that there are no barriers that would exclude people, or make it difficult for them to fully participate in whatever they were doing. Inclusive practice is about providing the support that individuals need in order to live their lives as fully as possible. Discrimination can be in many forms: direct discrimination, indirect discrimination; institutional discrimination; individuals being treated less favourably than others; lack of opportunity; prejudice and injustice; harassment; stereotyping; labelling. Discrimination in all of these forms can damage a person’s self-esteem and reduce their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity. If people are affected by discrimination they can experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness. Sometimes they are made to feel
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