TASK 6.1 Explain what is meant by:
Means the differences between individuals and groups in society arising from gender, ethnic origins, social, cultural or religious background, family structure, disabilities, sexuality and appearance.
Means that each individual in society experiences opportunities to achieve and flourish which are as good as the opportunities experienced by other people.
Means a process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging.
TASK 6.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination.
The effects of discrimination on a child or young person are a lot. It can damage the ...view middle of the document...
Also, by helping children see differences in a positive way, as interesting and enriching to all our lives, and develop positive and respectful attitudes towards:
- people from ethnic, cultural and social groups who are different from their own;
- people who live in families who are different from their own;
- disabled people;
- people who look or sound different from themselves.
This promotes equality and supports diversity by giving everyone the opportunity to participate, develop and learn. This however, does not mean treating them all the same; we acknowledge their diversity and treat children as individuals with “equal concern”.
TASK 6.4 Explain how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role.
The laws and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination are:
• Equal opportunities Act: aimed at helping carers achieve fair access to training, work and leisure opportunities.
• Equality Act 2010: protects people who are discriminated against because of a ‘protected characteristic.’ These are disability, gender, reassignment, marriage, and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or beliefs, sex or sexual orientation.
• The Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
• The Human Rights Act 1998
In our setting we aim to fully work within these acts by giving all the children and staff the same opportunities and allowing everyone to be included in learning and developing further. We have all types of people/children in our setting and treat everyone as an individual.
We also have policies and procedures on equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination. These are rights that do not have the force of law, but which are enforceable within social care and designed to improve the quality of services that people receive.
TASK 6.5 Give examples of how you would interact with individuals that respect their beliefs, culture, values and preferences.
You give/show respect for individual children and their families’ beliefs by building a positive relationship with them and ensuring they are able to trust you to be able to tell you what they prefer and how they live at home.
You have to take your time out for the children and their families and understand all their requirements and needs. For instance, a child from a Muslim family will not eat certain food as it is against their religion or a child may be allergic to certain foods. A note of this has to be made and put up clearly in your setting so not only you know but other staff members know too.
Also, there may be a child who has the same sex parents and you need to respect this and not make an issue of this.
TASK 6.6 Describe actions that model inclusive practice.
There are a number of ways in which we can promote diversity, equality and inclusion:
• Promoting a sense of belonging: children need to feel that they belong to the group, whether that group is their...