Equality Diversity and Rights

Equality, Diversity and Rights

National initiatives are the codes of practices this is a written set of rules that clarifies how people in different line of work ought to act, policies and procedures these are also a set of rules but these are rules that are set out by places such as care quality commission, such as in a nursing home. These must be followed and met at all times.   Quality assurance is a way of preventing mistakes or danger, and a charter is a brief description of things. The patients charter gives a brief description on how you can make complaints and it also gives you information what you have the right to do and the   codes of conduct.

An anti-discriminatory practice is somewhere that doesn’t allow discrimination to the service users because of their age, gender, social class, ethnicity ect. This is to promote equality so everyone is being treated fairly and not abused because of their differences.
The first legislation I have chosen to talk about is the Equality Act from 2010. The Equality Act is put in place so that everyone in a care setting is treated equally and this was introduced so that everyone receives the same standard of care. This was approved in April 2010 and then later enforced October 2010. There is 214 sections in this legislation and these are to provide information about what the service user and service worker is entitled to such as for service workers Section 18(6) Protected period. In relation to pregnancy, this is so they are being treated the way they should be and are not being abused and they have the right to not have to do things such as heavy lifting. An advantage of the equality act would be that everyone is receiving the respect they should and being treated in a fair and equal way and a disadvantage of this would be that if someone needed more care than someone else they may not receive this because of the equality act. This act is important within health and social care because in care setting there are...