Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

2122 Words Sep 27th, 2014 9 Pages
Assignment 303
Bi Create a leaflet
Legislations and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination
Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
You share the responsibility with your employer for your own safety and of all people that you support
Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
An employee is refused a promotion, because of their age
Employment Equality (Religion or Belies) and (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
An employee is refused e.g. training or lost a job, because of their beliefs, race or sexuality
Equal Pay Act 1970
A female employee is paid less than a male employee for doing same job
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 If a female employee is refused a promotion or training, because
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Our family, friends, community and the experiences we have had all contribute to our sense of who we are and how we view the world. As social care workers, we are often working with people who are vulnerable and/or who may live a lifestyle that mainstream society views as being different or unacceptable. If, as social care workers, we are to provide a service that meets the needs of our target groups and helps them to feel empowered, we need to be aware of our own personal values, beliefs and attitudes and be prepared to adopt the professional values of our industry—and not impose our own ideas on our clients.
I work in the care industry and have clients and honour other people’s religion or non religion that I look after that have had a totally different upbringing that myself. Some of these clients have dementia, I was raised in a different country with different beliefs. My upbringing was as we say ‘normal’ in a ‘normal’ family. Raised as a catholic and going to the church every Sunday. I through my experience with working in this environment have learnt that I have had to research other religions and beliefs and have learnt to respect all people and their beliefs. Although I don’t attend to church anymore as I had bad experiences with priests I don’t let it affect how others feel about them . Religion affects people

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