UNIT 4222-303 Promote equality and inclusion in health ,social care or children’s and young people’s settings
1. Explain what is meant by
Diversity means difference, it recognises that people have things in common with each other but are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include background, culture, personality, race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.
Equality can mean different things to different people, some people believe that equality means treating everyone the same. However you cannot treat everyone as equal due to different backgrounds, life experiences, skills and knowledge. So no two people are the same. Individuality can be a positive advantage in all aspects of life. Equality can be more accurately described as when people are given equal opportunities giving them access to the same rights, choices and resources no matter of their gender, race, age, sexual orientation, religious belief or cultural differences.
Inclusion is a right for every individual. Inclusion is to embrace all people regardless of race, gender, disability, medical or other need, culture, age, religion and sexual orientation. It is about giving equal access and opportunities and getting rid of discrimination.
2. Describe the potential effects of discrimination
The effects of discrimination can be different to different people. These effects can be physical, emotional or both. It can cause an individual to become withdrawn, lose interest in their appearance, loss of confidence, feel depressed or hopeless, guilty, fearful, angry, low...