UNIT 422-203 Outcome 1 1. Explain what is meant by: Diversity Diversity is about recognising, valuing and taking account of people's different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to create a productive and effective educational community and workforce. Equality Equality is often defined as treating everyone the same. True equality means treating everyone differently in order to treat them the same. Inclusion The term inclusion is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need.
Unit 203 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Outcome 1 Understand the Importance of Equality and Inclusion 1.1 Diversity is about acknowledging and respecting an individuals differences, diversity recognises that although people have things in common with each other, every individual is also different in many ways, Diversity consists of many factors. Equality means to treat everyone equally in a way that is appropriate to their needs. Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category. Inclusion is seen as a universal human right and aims at embracing all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other needs. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance.
It means treating people as individuals, with different skills and abilities, without making judgment based on stereotypes. It is based on fair equal, and courteous opportunities to all individuals, it should include the principle of treating people with fairness. It should also create a way of life where people of all backgrounds can feel appreciated and valued, and should be well established in health and social care services. The word diverse means “varied and different” so “diversity” is about more than equality. It is about valuing variety and individual differences and creating a culture, environment and practices which respect and value differences for the benefit of society, organisations and individuals.
1.1. Explain what is meant by: • Diversity • Equality • Inclusion • Discrmination Diversity: Diversity literally means difference. Diversity is significantly related to the fact that though people are very similar to each other, but they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognizing and valuing those differences. Therefore it consists many factors which are visible or non-visible, 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.
Equality allows us to be valued as an individual with a right to our own beliefs and values. Equality enables us to create a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. The definition of equality of opportunity requires that each individual should have access to the resources normally necessary for the full development of his/her capacities as a human being. These would include decent nutrition, access to health care, and access to education of comparable
By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued. EQUALITY Equality is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ Equality means being equal in status, rights and opportunities no matter what their race disability, gender, religion, beliefs and cultural differences, sexual orientation and age. INCLUSION Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling included, feeling respected, valued for who you are even if the person lacks some advantages, feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so than you can achieve my best. Inclusion ensures everyone has access to resources, rights, goods and services, and able to participate in activities. The legislation relating to equality, diversity and inclusion, stems both from the UK government and the European Union.
So, what is equality and diversity? How can it be defined and how can we ensure that we integrate an equality and diversity approach in to everything we do, particularly where children and young people are concerned, to teach them the value of difference? Equality enables us to create a fairer society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. Equality is mostly backed by legislation which is designed to address unfair discrimination among members of a particular group in society, but it's everyone's responsibility to . Diversity is the recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense.
A community could be racially and ethnically diverse or it could be populated with people who have much in common. The individuals that make up the community give it strength. Equity is essential to a successful and stable community. To me, equality refers to social, rather than economic. Every member in the society should have access to the same resources and receive the same amount of opportunities to achieve his full potential.
To develop such a culture, first of all review your workplace keeping in mind its size, the type of work it does, where it is located, who it employs, who uses its services, and what its goals are we want to achieve, then create an action plan for it keeping in mind the changes and benefits you want to achieve by it. Following measures should be considered in the action plan: Actively involve all employees including senior and junior members and should encourage them for equal participation. Monitoring the employees and their participation and enquire about their experiences and their problems. Ensure the organisation’s core values and policies include a commitment to equality, human rights and inclusive
The aim of inclusion is to embrace all people irrespective of race, gender, disability, medical or other need. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination and intolerance (removal of barriers). It affects all aspects of public life. Inclusion today is more widely thought of as a practice of ensuring that people in organisations, feel they belong, are engaged, and connected through their work to the goals and objectives of the department. Equality and Diversity promotes that everyone has a human right be equal and have the opportunity to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.