Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care and Childrens Young Peoples Settings

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Unit 003
Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social care and children’s Young Peoples Settings.

1.1– Explain what is meant by;

A – Diversity: So not that all people are the same and that different people have different experiences, skills, knowledge, race, age, gender, sexual orientation. Working in a nursery with children from civilian parents and Army parents I am fortunate to get to witness more than one culture, race or children from different backgrounds. Seeing the children on a daily basis makes me see how diverse the community is around us.

B – Equality: Treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs alongside equal opportunities. Not one child is the same. Whether they are from a
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The nursery is so diverse and the only way to learn about others is to have time to make it aware that each child is different yet equal to all peers. Not one child should be treated differently, so if parents, staff and even children were aware and under some understanding of what made that child unique then it would bring a stronger sense of equality. Inclusion should mean more than towards children. Inclusion can be aimed at both parents and children and having everybody included or the chance to be included will make everybody feel like equals.

2.1- Identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own role.

- Employment Equality Regulations 2003
- Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
- Disability Discrimination Act 2005

2.3- Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that encourages change.

I would address the situation by recording the incident exactly how it happened and what was said I would also report it so that it could be dealt with in an appropriate manner.
Discrimination usually occurs through ignorance. By making a person aware of the facts it will educate them and hopefully change their opinions and actions in the future.
I could actively challenge discrimination by acting as a role model for positive behavior and by empowering people to challenge discrimination

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