Unit 9: Introduction to equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and young people’s Settings
1.1 Explain what is meant by a. Diversity b. Equality C. Inclusion D. Dis-crimination
Diversity is defined as the differences between individuals and groups of people. For example, many children originate from all over the globe and don’t have English as their first language.
Equality is defined as the right of different groups of people to have a similar social position and receive the same treatment. For example children should all be treated equal no matter what the colour of their skin is or their religion nor gender.
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Therefore you must acknowledge their diversity with equal concern. This means that much care is taken to promote the opportunities and progress of one child as you will do for any other child.
Another way is overcoming stereotypical expectations and advancing children’s potential by providing positive images. For example black people are stereotyped to only excel in areas of sports or music. For example you can show black people, females and disabled people to take on a dependable, active and important role in society. You can also show men to take a more domestic, creative and caring role. This will help children to develop strong expectations of their own future and what they can achieve.
One other way is through inclusion as children and families now have the opportunity to engage in the work setting and each child should be given an opportunity to achieve and thrive in any work setting to reduce the likelihood of discrimination.
2.1 Identify which legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own role
* Race relations act 1976
* public order act of 1936
* racial and religious hatred act 2006
* children act 1989 and 2004
* care standard act 2000
* educational act 1981 together with education act 1993 and 1996
* special educational needs and disability act 2001
* disability discrimination act 1995 and 2005
* equality act 2006
* the code of practice for children with special educational needs which give guidance on meeting the learning needs of children with special educational needs
* The early years foundation stage guidance which explains how we put the EYPES into action
2.2 Show interaction with individuals that respects their beliefs, culture, values and preferences
To do this you must show you treat each person as an individual, important in their own right and you don’t think the way you live/carry out your life is advanced to the way others choose to live theirs.
Language: You need to be sensitive on the language you use to refer to someone. You must be mindful of the fact that language can cause offense to some people. For example we don’t call disabled people ‘cripple’ anymore but refer to them as special needs now. This classification can cause us to look at the child based on their disability and not as an individual.
Talking about differences: Talking openly with children about their differences promotes respect. Children notice differences between people from a very...