Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children and Young People's Setting

TASK 6.1 Explain what is meant by:
• Diversity
Means the differences between individuals and groups in society arising from gender, ethnic origins, social, cultural or religious background, family structure, disabilities, sexuality and appearance.

• Equality
Means that each individual in society experiences opportunities to achieve and flourish which are as good as the opportunities experienced by other people.

• Inclusion
Means a process of identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers to participation and belonging.

TASK 6.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination.
The effects of discrimination on a child or young person are a lot. It can damage the self-esteem of a child later in life, making them resent the society and not confident within it.
However potential effects of discrimination could be:
• Physical: Signs of poor health may manifest, self harming, attempting suicide, cutting, etc. Bullying might become physical and other types of abuse.
• Emotional: Emotional scars seem to run deep and are not healed easily. Could become to believe that persecutors are right, leading to a loss of self worth. Could also lead to physical signs of trauma.
• Social: lack of friends, social exclusion, no one to talk to about interests or plans for now and the future. Being treated as though someone doesn't belong. Could lead to more emotional harm, physical harm, intellectual harm, etc.
• Intellectual: Not wanting to learn, withdrawing from places of learning. Not wanting to be around others unsafe behaviours.

TASK 6.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity.
Inclusive practice can be achieved in various ways. By extending children’s knowledge and understanding, both, of people who are like themselves and of people who are different from themselves, by giving them opportunities to talk about the way they are similar to and different from other people.
Also, by helping children see differences in a...