Level 5 Unit 503

Allyson Attward – December 2015
Level 5 – Unit 503
Champion equality, diversity and inclusion

Meaning of Equality:
The state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities.
Meaning of Diversity:
The inclusion of individuals representing more than one national origin, colour, religion, socioeconomic stratum, sexual orientation.
Meaning of Inclusion:
The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure.

  1.1) Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in your own area of responsibility:-
My role of Lead Senior Support Worker means I am responsible for ensuring the highest levels possible of equality by ensuring that everyone I work alongside and whom I come into contact within my job role are all treated equally, and by ensuring that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
There are several models of practice that as a LSSW I adhere to each and every day, these are:-
Codes of practice for social care workers – which is governed by the GSCC
Equality Act 2010
Disability Discrimination Act 1995 & 2005
Human Rights Act 1998
Race Relations Act 1976
Data Protection Act 1984
Mental Health Act 1983
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 & 1986
Care Standards Act 2000
Care Home Regulations 2001

I have copied my Job Description in as this is also what I am adhering to, to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion are followed by me each day.
• Provide leadership to dedicated household teams ensuring that services provided meet Belong standards and values • Act as a visible and positive role model in accordance with Belong standards and values • Provide line management to all household staff
• Ensure customer needs are identified, agreed, assessed and regularly reviewed through their life plan involving team members and customers where appropriate • Support customers to maintain a high standard of personal care...