Essay about 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. P4 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…show more content…
It requires reasonable adjustments to be made in various areas, so that disabled people are not being discriminated against. The human Rights and Equality commissions assist that individual to up hold their rights as set out in the DDA. The Act covers all four main areas such as; transport, housing, education and employment. Also it is unlawful under the DDA for an employer to treat a person with disabilities less favourably that someone else just because of their disability. The DDA provides a legal protection from any discrimination in employment, access to buildings or transport. Human Rights Act 1998 covers all of the Human Rights and ensures that all individuals have rights on their side and that they can take legal actions against any other individual or any organisation that disrespects their Human Rights; this includes the health and social care settings. This act came into force in England and Wales. This enables children, young people and adults to seek protection of their rights both nationally and internationally through the European court of human rights. It gives people the power to challenge perceived discrimination by public bodies. As an employee within the health and social care sector you would have to be aware of the human rights issues. You would need to know how to report any incidents. This act looks at individual’s rights. It also ensures vulnerable people are being cared for, and have rights to protection and privacy. Age Discrimination Act

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