Duty of Care

Equality & Inclusion

Discrimination is an unequal or excluding behaviour it describes the disadvantage that people experience because of being unfairly treated or being excluded from society.
Discrimination is also the unequal treatment of individuals, usually on the basic of gender,race,age,religion or disability.   It is a negative action towards members of a specific social group.

Deliberate discrimination is when a person is treated less well, in comparison with someone else because of his/her racial, ethnic, origin, gender, sexuality, age etc.

Non deliberate discrimination is perhaps lack of training, social class and not having an understanding of what discrimination means.

The potential effects of discrimination is:

Direct discrimination occurs when someone is intentionally treated unfairly, for example harassment on the basis of skin colour or religion.

Indirect discrimination occurs when rules or guidelines meant to apply to everyone unintentionally affect one group of people more than others.

Discrimination comes from fear.   It dose not matter if the fear is real or imagined it's the driving factor in discrimination.   It is fuelled by the 'unknown' which is quickly tuned into fear and anxiety.

Discrimination is not caused by what happens outside of us.   It is caused by how we see things (usually incorrectly), and what we say to ourselves, commonly refered to as self talk.   If we don't understand some things about someone else or our fearful we quickly get ourselves into a mindset of discrimination.

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 people’s differences, and promoting equality by ensuring equal opportunities for all. Inclusive practice is best practise. Health and social care workers demonstrate inclusive practice by working in ways that recognise,...