Principles of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Adult Social Care Settings

Unit TC 203
Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings
Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion.
1.1 - Define what is meant by:
1.1 - diversity
Firstly looking at Diversity which simple means difference, Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. So   therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age

1.1 - equality
Equality which is about ‘creating a fairer society, where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential’ Equality means being equal in status, rights and opportunities no matter what their race disability, gender, religion, beliefs and cultural differences, sexual orientation and age.  

1.1 - inclusion
• Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling included, feeling respected, valued for who you are even if the individual lacks some advantages, Inclusion ensures everyone has access to resources, rights, goods and services, and able to participate in activities of their own free will and choice

1.1 - discrimination
Discrimination is defined as unfair treatment of one person or group it may be deliberate, this is when we choose to exclude individuals or groups from employment or services, or make decisions that result in this happening. Discrimination can also occur unwittingly, for example when we have made assumptions about what individuals or groups might want or need without asking them, or when we make decisions without considering the impact

1.2 - Describe how direct or indirect discrimination may occur in the work setting