Anti Discrimination Initiatives

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Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice

Discrimination occurs worldwide. In every country there are many forms of discrimination and in order to prevent discrimination there are legislations, codes of practice, charters and organisational policies. Sometimes these are not always followed through and some people break these national initiatives and are forced to serve consequences. Some of the legislations only occurs in certain countries for example the European Convention on human rights and fundamental freedoms act of 1950 is not eligible in the US or Asia. Legislations are a political act that has been turned into the law and they are to maintain health and safety. There are many legislations put in place
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Sex discrimination is when a person is treated less favourably than a person of the opposite sex would be treated in the same or similar circumstances. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by making it unlawful to discriminate because of your sex and by making sure that both genders are treated equally. Without this act, women and men could be deprived of certain jobs and choices.
The Mental Health Act 1983 is an act of parliament which applies to people in England and Wales. It covers the care and treatment of people with mental disorders. The main purpose of The Mental Health Act 1983 is to allow action to be taken where necessary to ensure that people that have mental health difficulties or have learning difficulties, get the proper care and treatment they need for their own health and safety, and for the protection of other people. It provides the legislation by which people diagnosed with a mental disorder can be detained in hospital or police custody and have their disorder assessed or treated against their wishes, often referred to as being sectioned. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by making sure that even with someone’s disability to learn that they will get the same choices and opportunities as any other person
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GP s can be involved in the Mental Health Order assessments in a hospital or community setting. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by ensuring that patients suffering from mental illness still get to keep their rights and be treated as equals despite their health.

The convention on the Rights of the child 1989. This is provided by UNICEF for the support for the rights of the child. These rights include principles and standards for the treatment of children worldwide. These rights describe what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential. They apply equally to every child, regardless of who they are or where they come from. This act promotes anti-discriminatory practice by changing the way children are viewed and treated. For example ‘as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and

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