The government have set out a number of health and social care initiatives which include the Equality Act 2010, the Care Standards act 2000 and The Dignity in Care Act. All these acts are in place to promote anti-discriminatory practice in all health and social care settings. The Equality Act 2010 is in place to stop people being treated unfairly and try to give everyone equal opportunities, the act protects 9 characteristics including; age, disability, gender reassignment , marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation. The Equality Act 2010 ensures that everyone is treated equally for example if in a work setting such as a school it will ensure that all staff regardless of their sex receives the same pay depending on their job role and responsibilities. Care providers will have to follow The Equality Act 2010; they can do this in a number of ways such as creating a set of policies and procedures that the staff will have to follow.
Each person should be able to identify the importance of gender, age, race, sexuality, beliefs, ethnicity, disability, education, sexual orientation, backgrounds, skin colour and language. Another important thing whilst working in health and social care is as a staff member you should be able to recognise people that are mistreated. With these things followed it shows the dedication and awareness to each client and allows them to feel valued and also respected. There are laws in place to ensure that every individual is treated equally this includes organisations having equality policies to reinforce the concept. Equality: Equality overall is about fairness which means making judgements from discrimination it is also about natural justice which is basic/fundamental judicial extended to a person with rights at issue, it is also about being impartial and reasonable which means showing lack of favours and being liable to give a account of one’s actions.
Unit 2- Equality, Diversity & Rights In H&S Care Heidi Williams Yasmine Wint Equality, Diversity & Rights Introduction In this report I am going to explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care, I will then describe discriminatory practice in health and social care, I will then assess the effects using 3 different discriminatory practices in health and social care settings then finally I will describe potential effects of discriminatory practice for people who use health and social care services. Diversity means being able to recognise that every single person is different in one way or another. It is important that we are able to value everyone’s differences and appreciate everyone’s views while living in a diverse society. The benefits of living in a diverse society is appreciating different cultures, different languages and being able to appreciate different variety of food which is an excellent way as there are many foods that originate in different countries. Such as Chinese, Indian, Thai, Vietnamese, Jamaican, Italian, Mexican, Japanese and many more.
Unit 303 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 – is about difference and its value is the richness and variety that different people bring to society. * Appearance * Gender * Race * Culture * Ability * Talent * Beliefs Equality – is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief or sexual orientation and age. Inclusion – involves making the individual the centre of their life.
A GUIDE TO SAFEGUARDING http://www.newham.gov.uk/PublishingImages/HealthSocialCare/Safeguarding-for-professionals.jpg What is Safeguarding? Safeguarding is the multi-disciplinary work to minimise and manage risk to vulnerable adults and children. It is protecting vulnerable adults or children from abuse or neglect. It means making sure people are supported to get good access to health care and stay well. It is wrong if vulnerable adults or children are not treated by professionals with the same respect as other patients.
Consequences of not following the legislation and the Codes of Practice • Individuals – powerlessness, distress, poor care, loss of opportunities, withdrawal and depression, loss of self esteem. • Social care workers - disciplinary actions, dismissal, prosecution. • Others - Loss of opportunities (what the individuals could contribute to society), division and disharmony. Inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity Involving individuals in every aspect of their care will promote their equality and respect their diversity. As a social care worker we have to make sure that everyone is given the opportunity to express their choices and
Unit 203 – Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings The numbers in the bracket after each question relate to the assessment criteria in the standards UNIT 4222-203 1. Define what is meant by: (1.1.1) a. diversity - Individuals representing more than one national origin, colour, religion, sexual orientation b. equality – Being Equal in status, rights and opportunities c. inclusion - Being included within a group or structure. Sense of belonging, respected or feeling valued for who you are. d. discrimination - distinguishing differences between things or treating someone as inferior based on their race, sex, national origin, age or other characteristics 2. Describe how direct or indirect discrimination may occur in the work setting (1.1.2) 3.
M/602/3044 – Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings 1 – Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 – Explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination Answer: Diversity is about the differences that people may have and the richness is embracing such differences. What makes us different from each other are: religion, culture or ethnic backgrounds, gender, race, appearance, ability, talent and beliefs. These differences make a person whom he or she is. Equality is giving everyone equal opportunity to participate in society, whilst taking into account the diversified need. When creating equal opportunity for the residence to participate in activities, we have to consider each residents diversified needs so that individuality would be promoted.
SHC 23: Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings Marcia Barreto de Melo 1. Understand the importance of equality and inclusion. 1.2 Explain what is meant by: Diversity: Diversity means difference, in general people have things in common with each other but they are also unique and different in many ways no one is the same. We can find two types of diversity, the visible (e.g race/ethnicity, age , religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation …) and invisible ( e.g. thinking, styles, socio-economic level, education, values, beliefs…) Is of paramount importance to create an environment in which everybody feels valued.
In England, the Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers is overseen by Skills for Health and Skills for Care. www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/code-of-conduct The Code of Conduct for Healthcare Support Workers and Adult Social Care Workers includes the following principles: Be accountable by making sure you can answer for your actions or omissions Promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who use health and social care services and their carers at all times Work in collaboration with your colleagues to ensure the delivery of high quality, safe and compassionate healthcare, care and support Communicate in an open, and effective way to promote the health, safety and wellbeing of people who use health and social care services and their carers Respect a person’s right to confidentiality. THE CARE CERTIFICATE WORKBOOK STANDARD 4 5 Strive to improve the quality of healthcare, care and support through