Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Diversity: Diversity refers to the differences between individuals. People differ on all kinds of aspects, both visible and non-visible. Examples of differences are gender, age, sexual preferences, skills, tenure, learning styles etc. We find these differences in every workplace, though not all differences are always recognised or seen as relevant.
Equality: To give children the rights to have access to a chance that will support their present and future. Also give each child a equality of opportunity to suite their individual needs and requirements. The first step to being able to offer equality of opportunity is to understand the value and need of each child and how they differ from others.
Inclusion: To make sure that the child and family are fully included with in the setting and to strive to remove the barrier to children and their families. Try to make sure that they are truly welcomed and valued with in the setting it involves. Always try to make sure that you are aware if there are any barriers that are preventing children and families and try to take action to overcome these barriers.
1.2 significant barriers to inclusion are discrimination and prejudice. Differences between people can become a source of suspicion and antagonism may lead to division and conflict in society and may give rise to prejudice. For example:
  * Some people are of less value, or are inferior to, or of less worth or significance than others
  * Some people are less capable than others
  * One culture or religion or social group is superior to another, embodying the ‘right’ way to live
  * If a family is not a two-parent nuclear family, with parents of different genders and the same ethnicity, it is not ‘normal’
Prejudice has harmful effects. When children experience prejudice attitudes, there is a danger of damage to their self-image, self-esteem and self-confidence....