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QCF Unit 303 Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings.
Level 2 and 3 Certificate in Induction into Adult Social Care in Northern Ireland
Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
1. explain what is meant by diversity, equality, inclusion, discrimination
2. describe the potential effects of discrimination
3. explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity.
Outcome 2 Understand how to work in an inclusive way
1. describe key legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in adult social care settings
2. explain the possible consequences of not actively complying with
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It means offering the same choices, opportunities and access to services for all. This is indetified in The Human Rights Act 1998.

Inclusion “Inclusion is recognising our universal "oneness" and interdependence. Inclusion is recognising that we are "one" even though we are not the "same". The act of inclusion means fighting against exclusion. Fighting for inclusion involves making sure that all support systems are available to those who need support. It is everyone’s responsibility to remove the barriers to inclusion.” (Standard 4,CIS)
This recognises that everyone is different but all have the right to to be included regardless of their differing needs, wishes and preferences.

• Discrimination means being judgemental. It is a preconceived attitude towards members of a particular group formed only upon the basis of their association of that group that leads to less favourable or bad treatment of that person. This attitude is often resistant to change even in the light of new information.
Discrmination can occur directly (intentional) or indirectly (unintentional).
Direct discrimination occurs as a result of individuals being treated less favourably or given a lower standard of service than other individuals because of their gender, race, ethnicity, culture, disability, religion,
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