Shc23 Level 2

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LEVEL 2 SHC23 1.1 EXPLAIN WHAT IS MEANT BY: DIVERSITY Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though children 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 such as background, culture, and personality 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 young children individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, I can create a productive environment in which the children feel valued. EQUALITY Equality means treating all children in a way that is appropriate for their needs. In my work setting I aim to offer each child equal opportunity suited to their individual needs and requirements. I take into account each child’s characteristics and ways they are different from each other. INCLUSION Childcare Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all children, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. My work setting accommodates all children and their families. Each child feels truly welcomed and valued in my work setting. DISCRIMINATION Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of a child as an individual based on them belonging in a certain group or category such as: - Skin colour - Cultural/religious differences - Social background - Gender - Disability If this occurs in a work setting, it can stop children’s opportunities by denying them the advantages that other children
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