Be Able to Promote Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

UNIT 4223-303  
Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings

Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion
  1. Explain what is meant by:
  * Diversity   means “difference”.  It means treating people as individuals and placing positive value on the diversity they bring as a result of them belonging to a certain personal protected characteristic or their cultural background. It is about creating a working culture and practices that recognise, respect, value and harness people’s differences for the benefit of the patients, the staff and the Trust.
  * Equality means treating everyone fairly and making equal opportunities available – this involves respecting others differences. Equality is concerned with accessibility, inclusion and fair treatment for all. It relates to both patient services and employment opportunities.
  * Inclusion is the act of including or the state of being included. Everybody is part of society and being treated fairly, it promotes access to opportunities and supports all people to participate, it is anti-discriminatory and works in partnership with equality and diversity. Promoting feeling of self-worth.

  2. Describe the potential effects of discrimination:

Effects of discrimination can be different for different people. The effects can be physical, emotional or a combination of both. They can affect individuals, families or friends of the individual or those who inflict discrimination.
Potential effects may include : depression, feeling isolated, weight loss, anger, fear, stress, restricted opportunities. Also breakdown in trust and antipathy between staff and individuals.

  3. Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity:

Inclusive practice is about the attitudes, approaches and strategies taken to ensure that people are not excluded or isolated. It means supporting diversity by   accepting   and   welcoming...