P4 M2 & D1 - National Initiatives Unit 2

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Unit 2- Equality, Diversity and Rights

In this assignment I am going to design a booklet explaining of how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice. I am going to explain an assessment of the influences of a recent national policy initiative promoting anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings. Then I am going to evaluate the success of a recent initiative in promoting anti-discriminatory practice.
I am going to write about 4 legislations, these are the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) 1995, the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Age Discrimination Act 2006.
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 is to protect men and women against discrimination or harassment on the
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Age discrimination is when someone is being treated unfavourably because of their age. For example, people have argued that money would be better spent on drugs for younger people. Age discrimination is discriminating against individuals or groups because of their age. It is a set of beliefs, attitudes, norms, and values used to justify age based prejudice and discrimination. An example of this Act would be an older person may be told that he/she is too old to engage in certain physical activities, like an informal game of basketball between friends and family. A younger person may be told they are too young to get a job.
M2- Equality Act 2010
This Act is to consolidate the complicated and numerous of Acts and Regulations, which had formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Britain. These include the Equal Pay Act 1970, the Sex Discrimination Act 1975, the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. It states that there is to be equal treatment in access to employment as well as private and public services, regardless of the protected characteristics of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation. The Equality act aims to protect disabled people and prevent disability discrimination. This act provides legal rights for disabled people in these areas; education, employment, access to goods, transport and buying or renting land or property. The Equality


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