Assessment Task Shc 23 – Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings.
1.Understand the importance of equality and inclusion.
1.1 Explain what is meant by: diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination.
The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies. It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment.
Equality means giving all children the …show more content…
The aim of this is to bring all the discrimination related law within one piece of legislation. All organisations are required to have policies and procedures that support agreed ways of working with partners, and within the current legislative requirements.
The Equality Act has three main purposes: * To establish the Commission for Equality and Human Rights * To make discrimination unlawful on the grounds of religion or belief in the provision of goods, facilities and services, the disposal and management or premises, education, and the exercise of public functions * To create a duty on public authorities to promote equality of opportunity between men and women, and to prohibit sex discrimination in the exercise of public functions.
Disability Discrimination Act: This act aims to end the discrimination that many disabled people face
Other laws that apply to my setting are: Equal Pay Act; The Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003; Race Relations Act; 1976, together with Public order Act of 1986 and Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006; Sex Discriminatory Act; Children Act 1989 and 2004 and Care Standards Act 2000;Education Act 1981, together with Education Acts 1993 and 1996, Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001.
Laws alone cannot change prejudiced attitudes and assumptions or influence the way people think,