Executive Summary There is a need to develop appropriate opportunities for people with disabilities throughout their life course.
Abbie Liffen Unit Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings Outcome 1 Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion 1.
These differences can be race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs etc. Equality means equal rights for everyone regardless of their differences. Equality is when everyone is treated the same. Discrimination is when an individual is treated differently, usually less favourably then another person because of their characteristics, for example disability.
If an individual was to withdraw themselves from society, they could develop a fear of rejection.
Because they are being rejected from society they could also become angry and believe that it is their fault they are being discriminated against, if the discrimination continued, they could even begin to take it out on themselves by self-harming which in long term could drastically affect their health.
Also the national minimum standards and codes of practice set out by various governing bodies. The aim of these legislations are to promote equality of opportunity for all regardless of race, age, gender, sexuality, disabilities or any other differences.
The possible consequences of not complying with legislation and actively complying with legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in an adult social care setting are disciplinary action, dismissal, legal action being brought against care staff, workers or the home and the possible closure of the home 2.
Everyone has their own beliefs, culture, values and preferences. What we believe in is what we find acceptable as an individual and is an essential part of who we are.
When working as a care worker it is important that own beliefs, culture, values and preferences does not affect their practice as they could give their opinion and even may force their own acceptable opinion and behaviour onto the service user.
Regardless of care workers beliefs and opinion, they must ensure that they provide the same quality of care and support, regardless of whether they agree.
For example, if a service user wanted a certain call time so that they could prayer and the agency did not respect this, this would interrupt their prayer time.
It is important that when care workers interact with clients that they respect their beliefs and life style.
Whilst some care workers may enjoy the festive atmosphere, their next client may be of a different religion and do not celebrate it. As a carer we must do whatever we can to make these clients feel as comfortable and happy with their situation as possible, if a client does not celebrate this public holiday, it is important not to push them into participating with the Christmas theme.
If they do not celebrate Christmas because of their religion, it is important that I do not say anything that they may find disrespectful by their religion, beliefs and culture even though I may find it acceptable.
To avoid the conversation of Christmas, I could ask them about their religion and learn about what they believe, this would give more topics to discuss, creating a better relationship between myself and the service user, which would make the client more comfortable with the care they are receiving.
Practice that excludes the service user could have consequences on their own health, for example if they spoke English and were provided with a care worker that spoke and understood poor English could result in them not being able to communicate, from what they would like for dinner to whether they are feeling ill and may need to see a doctor meaning that their health could deteriorate.
Outcome 3 Understand how to raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusion 3.Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity Explain the importance of promoting the rights of all children and young people to participation and equality of access.
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will have a brief description of the importance of inclusion and inclusive practices in work with children and young people. And it also contains an exploration of how our own attitudes, values and behaviour may lead to that inclusive practice, how to challenge discrimination and how to promote some.
Explain the importance of inclusive practice in promoting equality and supporting diversity Inclusive practice is about the attitudes, approaches & strategies taken to .
Promoting the Participation of People with Disabilities in Physical Activity and Sport in Ireland on the National Disability Authority website.