These standards are modified on the basis of need and not on the basis of practitioner preference. Applying the principle of equality requires practitioners to take an active stance to ensure systems, processes and practices do not unduly disadvantage those who receive the service, within my role this is staff, carers and the young people. A popular model of promoting equality is through the equal opportunities approach. To understand equality it is necessary to understand that all individuals should have the same opportunities to achieve good outcomes. This approach is based around the starting point for all individuals being the same.
Diversity challenges us to recognize and value all sorts of differences in order to make our environment a better place for everyone to work. | Diversity is visible and non-visible differences which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, race, personality disability, age, gender belief are religion. | 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 recognizes that their needs are met in different ways. | Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, Equal wages for the employees with same qualification, experience doing the same job.
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 The aim of the legislation is to promote equality of opportunity for all. This is regardless of age, sex, sexuality, disability, race, religion or any other difference. The legislation should have an impact on the way organisations provide and organise services, and on the way practitioners approach their practice. It is important to recognise however that whilst legislation is important, as it does protect people. It cannot change people's attitudes.
1.2) Direct discrimination in the work setting could be where someone is refused a job because they are in a wheelchair or because of their race or religion. Indirect discrimination in a work setting could be where a person could be told they have the job but they can only work on the bottom floor as there is no lift. 1.3) Practises that support diversity, equality and inclusion can reduce the likelihood of discrimination. By getting to know people from diverse backgrounds and ethnicity helps remove negative stereotypes. The problem that some people observe is that practices that cross over the line to provide preferential status to protected groups can result in less qualified people getting jobs and actually reinforcing negative stereotypes when compared to people who are fully qualified.
Danielle O’connor Unit 3: 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, Equality, Inclusion and Discrimination. Diversity: Diversity means understanding that each individual is different and unique; we should treat people as individuals and recognise their differences. The concept of diversity is about respect and acceptance. Equality: It means treating everyone equally regardless of their colour, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability etc it is different to treating people the same; different people have different needs, so individuality should be taken in to account.
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.
Equality All people has the right to the same opportunities, rights, respect and choices. Equality removes barriers and helps to prevent discrimination. c. Inclusion Involvement of all individuals in given activities, mutual respect, promoting feelings of self-worth, opportunities for having input. It may include full and active participation, feeling valued, respected and a sense of belonging, d. Discrimination It may include the unfair or unequal treatment of an individual on the grounds of gender, age, religious beliefs, ethnicity, language, social class, sexual orientation etc., when an individual is treated less favourably than someone else in the same situation. It may include being unfairly treated, disadvantaged or excluded.
CU297P/CT297 Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by: * Diversity Diversity is defined as being able to recognise that individuals are all different by nature and respecting these differences. These individual differences may include culture, background and personality. * Equality Equality is treating every individual equally and fairly whilst also taking their specific needs and differences into account i.e. not delivering the same care but the same standard. Every individual deserves to have access to opportunities and have equal rights.
Inclusive practice is about the attitudes,approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. It means supporting diversity by accepting and welcoming people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all. most of all aspects of diversity. Having a sound awareness of and responding sensitively to an individual’s diverse needs supports them in developing a sense of belonging, well-being and confi dence in their identity and abilities. And it helps them to achieve their potential and take their rightful place in society.
Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as 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. By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. b. Equality means treating everyone equally regardless of their colour, age, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, disability etc. it is different to treating people the same; different people have different needs, so individuality should be taken in to account.