Unit 303 (SHC33) - Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
1.1a Explain what is meant by – diversity
The word diversity means difference or variety. Each person is unique and therefore different. The wider term diversity means understanding and respecting people’s individual differences and varieties because of their backgrounds, upbringing, culture, political opinions as well as race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age.
1.1b Explain what is meant by – equality
The word equality means the state of being alike, identical. It means that individuals are treated fairly and in the same way, specific to their ...view middle of the document...
Inclusive practice encourages people to accept each other for what they are, without discrimination, whatever their gender, skin colour, disability, religion, beliefs, age or any other differences.
2.1 Explain how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role
The Equality Act 2010 protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society. The Red Cross complies with equalities legislation, actively promotes diversity and supports inclusion initiatives. A Diversity Project Team is based at the London head office, producing a monthly diversity e-bulletin and coordinating diversity related activities. The Red Cross has a diverse and neutral workforce, is bound by seven fundamental principles including impartiality, neutrality and independence and is committed to including people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience. This is reflected in its policies and procedures, work standards and training and so works its way through to the way I apply myself to my work role, my attitudes towards colleagues, volunteers and service users. I make sure I treat everyone the same, provide advice and information in a way that the person involved can understand.
Other legislation covering equality, diversity and discrimination includes the Human Rights Act 1998, the Disability Discrimination Act 2005, the Race Relations Act 2000 and the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. This legislation upholds equality of opportunity for everyone and impacts on the way organisations manage their recruitment, training, services and work ethics. This in turn has an effect on the way their staff go about their work and interactions with colleagues, customers and service users.
The Care Quality Commission uses National Minimum Standards when inspecting our service. These standards include understanding diversity, inclusion, equality and discrimination and being aware of any legislation and...