Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Champion Equality, Diversity and inclusion

  1. Understand diversity, equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility.

      2.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility.

Inclusion, equality of opportunity and anti-discrimination are central principles in all social care. All care and activities need to be planned on the basis that some people may need additional support to overcome the barriers they face on a daily basis in order to lead as close to an independent lifestyle as possible, while maintaining the young person’s rights to individuality and choice. An explanation of diversity, equality and inclusion are as follows:
Diversity - Diversity basically means varied and different. It is about recognising individual and group differences such as ethnicity, race, religion and sexual orientation and treating each person as an individual, placing value and respecting these differences.
Equality - Equality is about creating an environment that is fair. Each individual should be treated equally allowing for the opportunity to flourish and reach their full potential, the right to their personal values and beliefs should be upheld with participation been encouraged for all.
Inclusion - Inclusion is allowing the opportunity to belong, barriers will be broken down between groups and contribution is valued. Everyone should be encouraged to partake in unity with no one been left out irrespective of race, religion, beliefs or sexual orientation.
It is important for those of us who work in child related settings to understand and abide by legislation to ensure the rights of the child and child protection is upheld by all. Some of these legislations are as follows:
Equality Act 2010: This was a statute that was passed to replace previous Acts and roll all into one in relation to equality and discrimination, this Act ensures that organisations that deal with the public are providing a service...