Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings.

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Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion

What is Equality?
Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways.
Equality focuses on those areas covered by the law, namely the key areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender and Age.
People must not be unfairly discriminated against because of any of these factors and we must all contribute to creating a positive workplace and service delivery environment where discriminatory practices and
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The 16 core outcomes are:
Outcome 1 Respecting and involving people who use services
Outcome 2 Consent to care and treatment
Outcome 4 Care and welfare of people who use services
Outcome 5 Meeting nutritional needs
Outcome 6 Co-operating with other providers
Outcome 7 Safeguarding people who use services from abuse
Outcome 8 Cleanliness and infection control
Outcome 9 Management of medicines
Outcome 10 Safety and suitability of premises
Outcome 11 Safety, availability and suitability of equipment
Outcome 12 Requirements relating to workers
Outcome 13 Staffing
Outcome 14 Supporting workers
Outcome 16 Assessing and monitoring the quality of service provision
Outcome 17 Complaints
Outcome 21 Records

The law will not tolerate any behaviour that breaches our equality and diversity policy.

Any such breaches will be regarded as misconduct except for serious offences such as discrimination on protected grounds; serious offences including harassment, bullying, or victimisation will be treated as gross misconduct and may lead to disciplinary action including dismissal from employment without notice.

Any more serious consequence could lead to prosecution of been fined or imprisoned if found guilty.

Everyone has different values, beliefs and preferences. What you believe in, what you see as important and what you see

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