Shc 33

CACHE Level 3 Diploma for the Children and Young People’s workforce.
SHC 33 1.1 - An explanation of what is meant by: Diversity, Equality and Inclusion

Diversity means difference. Everyone is individual and unique in their own ways such as personal characteristics like background, culture and personality. Recognising and understanding each other as well as the differences and embracing them can create a productive environment which can make everyone feel valued. Differences in societies such as religion or different sex could come together at youth clubs or different organisations such as events held in a holy place of worship such as church and mosque where different cultures can be learnt about and where everybody can be treated equally. Even though everybody is different with different needs, different gender and different personalities, we all still have the same basic needs to survive such as food, shelter and protection to make the most of our lives.

Equality means the state of being equal, giving equal access and ensuring equality in the work setting. This means treating people the appropriately to what their needs are. For example a child may need extra support as they have learning difficulties and another child just needs help with a certain question they must be treated equally and both have the same access for the opportunity of having extra help. Equality is the accessibility of the same rights, access and opportunities to everyone no matter what gender, race, ability, age, or sexual orientation as well as religious beliefs. Equal opportunities can protect people from being discriminated at work or in a setting as there is a legislation called Equality Act 2010 which legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace as quoted from the government website.
Equality is about making sure that people are treated fairly and given a fair chance. This is not...