Shc 33 Essay

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SHC 33: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Unit reference: Y/601/1437 Level: 3 Credit value: 2 GLH: 8 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by: * Diversity * Equality * Inclusion Diversity is the differences between each person which arises through gender, ethnicity, family structure, sexuality, appearances, disabilities and social, cultural or religious backgrounds. Equality is making sure each person has access to the same experiences and opportunities to achieve and flourish in society as everybody else does. Inclusion is identifying and understanding the positive aspects of diversity to break down the barriers that can prevent people from participating and belonging. 1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination. Discrimination can not only affect the person being discriminated against, it can affect their family, the wider community and the person using the discriminatory behaviour. When people are discriminated against they are denied the same advantages as others, therefore do not have the chance to reach their full potential. Thus, they do not progress or experience success which results in damage to their self-esteem which may dampen their motivation to learn. If they do not learn the required skills needed for certain rules they become excluded. Those who inflict the discrimination are also affected as they have the assumption that people have less value or are inferior to them, which leads them to have a false view/ distorted view of the world. They can also become isolated and experience feelings similar to that of the person they discriminated against, as the wider community and families of those affected may be outraged by their behaviour causing them to be excluded from certain
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