What Is Equality and Diversit

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What is Equality and Diversity? Many children and young people experience bullying because they are ‘different' or because they are perceived to be different. Scotland has become a diverse and multi-cultural country, home to people from different backgrounds, race, faith and gender. More and more we are learning, working, socialising and mixing with a broader group of people and we must be open to the different perspectives, opinions and needs that this brings. 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. 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. If this isn't the case and bullying is taking place, it may act as a barrier to telling In reality, we don't yet live in a society where diversity is embraced and this can and does lead to bullying. “What is equality?” The word equality is related
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