Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion
The recognition, respect and value that each individual is different in their own unique ways, from gender or cultural to age or personal characteristics. A colleague has specific religious commitments. They are acknowledged, respected and embraced.
By treating each individual fairly with equal rights, choices and ensuring their needs are met without discrimination.
One individual has a disability which prevents them from doing the same as another. By offering access and support to enable them to do so you promote equality.
Ensuring that there are no barriers that would exclude people, or prevent them from full participation in society, taking into account all aspects of their individual requirements and making things possible.
Two people wish to watch a program together, yet one has a hearing impairment. By putting on the subtitles and checking their hearing aids are working you prevent them from feeling excluded, giving a sense of belonging and showing respect.
A negative prejudiced judgement of an individual, disregarding diversity, equality and inclusion, which is an unfair, unacceptable and illegal practice.
Mrs X is made to wait at the bottom of the stairs to the restaurant as there is no access for her wheelchair, directly discriminating her for her disability, putting her in an unfair disadvantage and excluding her. Task Aii
The possible effects of discrimination
An individual subjected to discrimination may cause their self esteem to be damaged and leave them feeling humiliated and potentially reduce their ability to develop. Their families would be subjected to unnecessary emotional upset and anxiety or anger. The wider society may feel their own hopes or expectations would be disregarded in the future or may even lead to them stereotyping and labelling the individual who has been discriminated against to begin with. Those who discriminate could be disciplined for their actions and the consequences could be as severe as losing their job. They also put themselves in a position of potentially being isolated by society as the majority of people find it unacceptable to victimise another.
Three ways of challenging discrimination and how it will promote change 1 Easy to access complaints procedure enables an individual to report an incident, giving confidence in the system that it will be promptly identified, dealt with in accordance to law, policies and procedures and prevented in the future by its awareness being raised. 2 Direct confrontation and discussion with a person who has said or done something discriminatory, by explaining why, helps raise their own awareness and realisation that their actions aren't accepted and enables them to change. 3 Practising active participation promotes an individual to realise their worth and reduces isolation. By doing this you are also being a good role model for others, lead by example in a positive manner prevents another being negative in their role.
Task B Leaflet
Creating harmony Providing excellence Opening doors
Codes of Practice
As a carer you are responsible for so much more than you initially think. By following the codes of practice you continue to ensure that the way you work will constantly support the rights of people who rely on YOU!
ENCOURAGE AND SUPPORT A PERSONS RIGHT TO TAKE POSITIVE RISKS
BE DIVERSE AND SHOW RESPECT FOR DIFFERENCES
PROMOTE ANTI-DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE
PROVIDE DIGNITY AND RESPECT PRIVACY
SUPPORT CONTROL OF OWN LIFE, CHOICE AND INDEPENDENCE
Current legislation and regulations relating to diversity, equality and inclusion include: Equal pay Act...
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