Recruitment and Selection Within Health and Social Care

Recruitment and selection within health social care or children and young people settings

Learning outcome 1 understand the recruitment and selection processes in health and social care or children and young people settings
1.1 Explain the impact on selection and recruitment processes, in own setting, of Legislative requirements
Recruitment and selection criteria needs to be considered carefully to ensure fairness and equality there are many legislations that regulate the selection process to ensure fairness, social inclusion and the protection of vunerable adults:
The Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010 and it aims to provide a simpler, more consistent and more effective legal framework for preventing discrimination. The stated aim of the Act is to reform and harmonise discrimination law, and to strengthen the law to support progress on equality. It will replace the following equality legislation:
the Equal Pay Act 1970
the Sex Discrimination Act 1975
the Race Relations Act 1976
the Disability Discrimination Act 1995
the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
the Equality Act 2006, Part 2
the Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007
It also introduces new measures that will have direct implications for higher education institutions (HEIs).
Protected Characteristics
The Equality Act covers the same groups that were protected by existing equality legislation and now calls them `protected characteristics:
Gender reassignment
Religion or belief
Sexual orientation
Marriage and civil partnership
Pregnancy and maternity
Types of Discrimination
Direct discrimination
Direct discrimination occurs when someone is treated less favourably than another person because of a protected characteristic they have or are thought to have or because they associate...