Question 2a (Weighting: 15)
Be able to work in an inclusive way
Explain how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to one's own work role. Include:
• Rights under National Standards, Codes of Practice, guidelines and policies
• Rights provided by law
• Legislation about equality and rights

When individual differences are acknowledged and understood, it helps to develop a sense of belonging, or inclusion; and that if people are disadvantaged, because they are different in some way it can lead to them becoming excluded. Inclusion is about accepting everyone regardless of difference. It is also about not allowing intolerance of differences and providing help and support where appropriate. Any organisation which supports inclusion demonstrates that it values the people within it. Inclusion nurtures a sense of wellbeing and of confidence in one’s own identity and abilities and ensures that everyone can achieve their potential and take their rightful place in society.
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in society and acknowledges protected characteristics (the things that make them different). Equality and inclusion are basic human rights.
One of the ways this relates to my role would be if I was being harassed at work either by a patient or colleague, then once the organisation has been informed, they would be responsible to take reasonable action to stop it happening again or be held accountable by law.
As a health or care worker my work is governed by a number of different laws.
The Human Rights Act 1998 sets out the ways that everyone should be treated by the state and by public authorities. The Mental Capacity Act 2005 is designed to protect people who can’t make decisions for themselves.
The Care Act 2014 brings care and support legislation together into a single act. It aims to make care and support clearer and fairer and to put people’s...

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