Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings Unit 303 Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.1 Explain what is meant by: * Diversity- Understanding that every individual is unique and recognising individual differences. For example race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, etc. * Equality- Fair treatment and access to opportunities for every individual in spite difference in their, culture, race, religion, ability, gender, sexuality or any other characteristic. * Inclusion- Accepting and involving everyone regardless of age, gender, race, sexuality etc. Recognising we are all equal, although we are not the same and have a sense of belonging.
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.
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.
Shc33 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s setting Diversity is to recognise that all individuals are different and unique. Each person is influenced by its exposure of life. Other factors, such as ethnicity, gender, age, religion, disability, nationality, sexuality, and characteristics of personality, weight or height or ability, are part of the individual identity. Equality is to give everyone an opportunity according to their individual needs. To be treated fairly, so that they are capable of achieving their ability and potential.
Outcome 1 1. Diversity – diversity means a variety of different people, values, religions, cultures, genders, and sexuality. Equality – to treat each person has an individual and gives them equal opportunities with education, employment, housing etc. Inclusion – means to ensure that there are no barriers that would exclude an individual or make it difficult for them to take part in society. 2.
Recognising diversity means responding positively to the differences and valuing all people. Equality Equality means ensuring that everyone has a chance to take part in society on an equal basis and to be treated appropriately regardless of their gender, race, disability, age, language, social origin, religious beliefs and other personal attributes. Equality does not mean to treat everyone the same, but to treat them according to their needs or preferences. Inclusion Inclusion is to ensure that every child, young person, adult or learner is given equal opportunity to access education and care by meeting his or her specific needs. It is the process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging.
Diversity is the recognising and valuing difference in its broadest sense. It is about creating a culture and practices that recognise, respect, value and embrace difference for the benefit of everyone. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion are different things they need to be progressed together. Equality of opportunity will only exist when we recognise and value difference and work together for inclusion. It's vitally important from a learning and role modeling point of view that adults who come into contact with children and young people in any setting are seen to value difference.
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.
sP1: Explain the concepts of equality, diversity and rights in relation to health and social care. Equality, diversity and rights are all important aspects when in relation to a health and social care setting. In a health and social care setting it is important that everyone is treated the same, no matter what their background is. Everyone has the right to be respected and accepted by health care professionals. Equality Equality is when everyone is regarded as the same regardless of individual factors; equality protects people from being discriminated against for being ‘different’.
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. Under the Equal Opportunities Act we have to ensure equality and diversity to all learners and staff. This means that the environment where the teaching is taking place promotes equality and diversity. Diversity is the acceptance or promotion of multiple ethnic cultures, applied to the demographic make-up of the local area. I do not discriminate against anyone because of their: age; gender; race, colour, ethnic, national, cultural or social origin; disability; religion and belief, or non-belief; marital status, family circumstances or caring responsibilities; sexual orientation and class.