Title: Discrimination and Social Care Essay

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Unit 2:

Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care

Unit code:


QCF Level 3:

BTEC Nationals

Credit value:


Guided learning hours: 60
Aim and purpose
This unit aims to develop learners’ understanding of concepts related to equality, diversity and rights in health and social care. Learners will be able to gain knowledge of discriminatory practice and means of combatting this. They will also develop understanding of national initiatives that promote anti-discriminatory practice in health and social care settings.

Unit introduction
At the heart of effective health and social care practice lies an understanding of the immense diversity amongst individuals in contemporary British
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ties, age, social class, gender, sexuality, health status, family status, cognitive ability
Discriminatory practice: types, eg infringement of rights, covert or overt abuse of power, prejudice, stereotyping, labelling, bullying, abuse
Effects: marginalisation, disempowerment, low self-esteem and self-identity, restricted opportunities, negative behaviours such as aggression or criminality
Loss of rights: overriding individual rights, eg by the use of power and force; statutory powers


Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Nationals specification in Health and Social Care
– Issue 1 – June 2010 © Edexcel Limited 2010

3 Understand how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice
Conventions, legislation and regulations: relevant sections from, eg European Convention on Human
Rights and Fundamental Freedoms 1950, Sex Discrimination Act 1975, Mental Health Act 1983, Mental
Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986, The Convention on the Rights of the Child 1989, The Children
Act 1989, Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000, Disability Discrimination Act 2005, Human Rights
Act 1998, Data Protection Act 1998, Nursing and Residential Care Homes Regulations 1984 (amended
2002), Care Standards Act 2000, The Children Act 2004, Disability Discrimination Act 2005, Mental
Capacity Act 2005, Age Discrimination Act 2006
Codes of practice and charters: codes of conduct established by professional bodies; General Social Care
Council/Care Council for Wales/Northern Ireland

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