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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Race Relations Act 1976
(amended 2000). This states that everyone must be treated fairly regardless of their race, nationality, or ethnic or national origins.

Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
This states that a person with a disability must not be treated less fairly than someone who is able-bodied.

Employment Equality (Religion orBelief) Regulations 2003.
This says it is unlawful to discriminate against people at work because of their religion or belief. The regulations also cover training that is to do with work.

Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006.
This says it is unlawful for an employer or potential employer to discriminate against you at work because of your age.

Essential Standards
CQC has set 28 essential standards of quality and safety ("outcomes") which GP practices must comply with.
The essential standards are set out in the Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 and the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2010.
Of the 28 outcomes, there are 16 core outcomes which relate to the quality and safety of patient care.
When you apply for registration, you may be compliant with most, but not all, 28 standards. CQC states that this is acceptable providing there is no risk to patients.
When you register with CQC you will make an initial declaration of compliance (or non-compliance) in respect of the 16 core outcomes, but are not required to submit
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