Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People’s Settings

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Promote Equality and Inclusion in health, social care or children and young people’s settings What is meant by Equality, Inclusion and Diversity? Equality: Equality of opportunity, giving each person opportunities which are equal to others in society regardless of race, gender or disability. Inclusion: A process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging. Diversity: A wide range of characteristics and backgrounds, including social and cultural backgrounds, different religions, colours of skin, hair types and disabilities. Such diversity contributes to the strength of a community. Describe Potential effects of discrimination. Discrimination can affect people on a physical,…show more content…
Please see appendix A Summarise the following act: ‘The Equality Act 2010’ The Equality Act 2010 brings together previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act making the law easier to understand and more efficient to implement. The Act bans unfair treatment and helps achieve equal opportunities in the work place and in wider society. Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that promotes change? • Having an array of toys that promote diversity that the children are not used to being exposed to. • Having taster sessions of foods from around the world. • Inviting parents in to the setting to talk about their religion, culture, the language that they speak. • Having a dress up day in which children are invited to dress up in clothes from different countries. • Observing children’s behaviour and attitudes to others in the setting and challenging discrimination through carefully thought out activities. Activities should involve a person’s emotional feelings towards being discriminated against. Using ‘how would you feel activities if…’. Scenario: A child will not hold hands with another child who is of African heritage stating, ‘I want them to wash the black from their hands first’. A member of staff should intervene explaining that people from around the world have different types of hair and colours of skin, this is what makes us all so special. We all have our
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