Equality , Diversity and Inclusion

Unit 204: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in work with children and young people.
Assignment 2: Inclusion
I am going to look at why it is important for all schools to promote an anti- discrimination practice and how to challenge discrimination.
What is inclusion?
Inclusion means to be included in all things, to be able to take part in all activities. It is very important to make everyone feel included especially children and young people who are disabled or who have a learning difficulty, children who are from a different race, background, gender, culture etc. Muller and Katz 2002 defined inclusion as ‘...A sense of belonging: feeling respected, valued for who you are; feeling a level of supportive energy and commitment from others so that you can do your best.’   www.keystoinclusion.com   assessed on 20.07.2015.it is important that we remove any barriers to learning.
What is an inclusive practice?
An inclusive practice is where a school/service does not discriminate against children, young people or adults because of disability, race, gender, culture etc. in an inclusive practice all children are supported in all of their learning and they are supported to take part in all arears of the school. All schools will have a range of policies and procedures for Equality and Inclusion which they follow.
Own attitudes
It is important that we make sure that we have the right attitude when dealing with children and young people. Our own prejudices can lead to a discriminatory practice which can affect children. Making children and young people feel discriminated against will make them feel sad, depressed have loe self-esteem and even suicidal . It is important that we never assume something and to make sure that we do not stereotype children or young people. It can be damaging to a child or young person if we do this.an example of stereotyping is ‘children with learning difficulties or disabilities will never learn’ this is nor right as any one will...