Equality Diversity and Inclusion

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Donna Pitt
Unit 204 – Equality, diversity and inclusion in work with children and young people
Assignment 2
In my opinion living in a diverse society, along with understanding and knowledge is a positive route to acceptance on a variety of levels. When looking at my own life values and experiences I feel that as a person I don’t have prejudices and discrimination, however dependant on circumstances and peers I may on occasion say something deemed to be a prejudice. However the audience I have understand that this isn’t my view and that the reason behind saying something is more as a joke. For example my sister in law is Scottish, a prejudgment would be that she doesn’t like to spend money, never thinks its cold and drinks whiskey. If I …show more content…

They should work together knowing this will improve the outcomes for the children around them. Showing despite differing opinions the ability to work positively with others to work through problems and conflicts without aggression can lead to them being happy with their choices and their future lives.
Adults can discriminate against each other and show their prejudices in ways that hurt or harm others. Children show they have witnessed this and been influenced by this showing the same discrimination and thinking/acting as this is an acceptable behaviour. To challenge this behaviour I feel you should intervene firmly, knowing why you feel discrimination has occurred. Question, examine the extent of prejudice and discuss reasons (Such as why boys can’t play with dolls). Be relaxed, by being aggressive or negative it could show disrespect for others opinions. Ask for support if feeling uncomfortable. By challenging discrimination this will help build self-confidence when needing to deal directly with discrimination in future.
Inclusion means that all people are given access to the same opportunities no matter what their race, gender or disabilities. It is giving equal opportunities and therefore getting rid of discrimination, as everyone has a right to develop their own skills in their own way in a way that is suitable for their needs.
Children and young people who have special

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