Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Childrens and Young People's Settings Shc 32

Candidate: Gavin Jenkins
Unit Title: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings (SHC 33)
LO 1.1
Explain what is meant by:
  * Diversity – Diversity literally means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have many things in common, they are also different in many ways – we are unique. Diversity is recognising and valuing the differences in each other. Diversity can be broken down into visible and non-visible factors which include personal characteristics such as personality, background and culture in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation; race, disability, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation and age. By recognising and understanding individual differences as well as promoting them, we can create a productive setting in which everybody feels comfortable.

  * Equality – Equality means treating people equally and fairly and no less favourably to their specific needs. We should promote and equality so that everyone can reach their potential no matter of their age, race, religious beliefs, disability, gender or sexual orientation.

  * Inclusion – Inclusion is a sense of belonging, feeling you are included and wanted. It is the feeling that others are supportive and want you to achieve your goals and targets.   Inclusion also ensures that everyone is able to take part in activities and has the same rights, resources and access to goods and services.

LO 1.2
Describe the potential effects of discrimination
Discrimination is showing prejudice or bias towards someone because of a difference. This could be age, gender, race etc. The effect of discrimination will be different to all individuals but it can be physical, emotional or both. It can have short term effects that can cause a young person to feel angry, guilty, anxious and stressed. It can cause self-esteem to decrease and cause a person to become less confident, isolated and...