Shc33 Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Sarah Barrett –QCF Health and Social Care

SHC33 Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings |
1.1a Explain what is meant by diversityDiversity basically means variety.   Understanding diversity means recognising that though people have thingsin common with each other, they are also unique and different to one another in many different ways.   The individualdifferences can be visible or non-visible and the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect of othersregardless of personal differences.   Diversity is about recognising and valuing each other’s individual differences. These differences can cover a range of personal circumstances such as background, age, culture, gender, sexualorientation, disability, personal experiences, beliefs or ideologies.   Diversity is about understanding these differencesand not just tolerating them but embracing them but celebrating them to ensure we create a productive environmentwhere everyone feels valued regardless of their differences to one another.     1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversityInclusive practice is a way of working.   It builds on existing practice, developing different actions and ways of thinking which can eventually impact on and transform culture in general.   Practice needs to be person centred and flexible so it responds to individual’s needs.   Working with or getting to know a diverse range ofpeople from different backgrounds enables the individual to expand and develop their own knowledge andunderstanding of different ways of thinking, feeling and living and the reasons for different types of behaviours.As a result of inclusive practice the individual develops a sense of respect and tolerance for others, both of whichare essential for meeting individual and diverse needs.   In turn, this promotes equality and supports diversity,ensuring that others are having their differences understood and acknowledged which...