Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Understand how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice
Conventions, Legislations and Regulations
The Disability Discrimination Act is law that is in place to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly. The law also says that disabled people must not be discriminated against. The disability discrimination act reduces discrimination because it is a law that gives the same chances for disabled people as any other persons, that workplaces or any other public services have to ensure they have in the necessary equipment that is needed for a disabled person to have the same rights as an ...view middle of the document...
The Mental Health Act reduces discrimination to those who suffer from mental health problems and difficulties. To those who are at risk to themselves or other people such as those who have server mental health impairments, mental impairments, psychopathic disorder and mental health illnesses. Itâ€™s aimed to ensure they are treated equally in order to get the care and help that they need to ensure they are getting the right treatment and protection they require for their own safety and also other peoples.
Codes of Practice and Charters
The Health Care Professional Council supports this by treating people as individuals, supporting diversity and different cultures and values, promoting equal opportunities, respecting and supporting the dignity of service users, being honest and trustworthy, being reliable and dependant, following practice and procedures to keep you and others safe from violence and abusive behaviour, taking steps to minimise the risk of service users causing potential harm to themselves or others, abuse, neglect or neglect services users, carers or colleagues.
Organisational policies and procedures
Staff development and training is put into place so that staff can build on their knowledge and gain new skills to try new things. The manager of the work place should ensure you attend regular training workshops to build up your skills and show you new ways of dealing with things or building up your skills to make sure youâ€™re more experienced. Eg: A manager of a nursery has just employed a new staff member who only knows a little bit on first aid; she would ensure she attended the next â€˜first aid workshopâ€™ so that she can build her skills on it.
Humans Rights policy is put into place to promote equality to peopleâ€™s human rights. The humanâ€™s right act includes these schemes and policies:
The disability equality scheme
The race equality scheme
Gender equality scheme
Data protection policy