Unit 146

UNIT 146
Outcome 1
1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity, and inclusion in own area of responsibility.
1.2 Analyse the potential effects of barriers to equality and inclusion in own areas of responsibility.
1.3 Analyse the impact of legislation and policy initiatives on the promotion of equality, diversity, and inclusion in own area of responsibility.

The Equality Act 2010 was put in place to legally protect people from discrimination within the work place, this act brings together all other 166 anti discrimination laws referring to how people are treated in the work place.  
      This act show different ways in which it is unlawful to treat someone, it shows what needs to be done to ensure employers and employees within the work place comply with the law for a fair environment.  
    Two pieces of legislation merged into this act are The Equal Pay Act 1970, and The Disability Discrimination Act 1995.  
    The part of the act about equal pay states that men and women in full time and part time work have the right to equal pay, benefits, terms, and conditions of contracts, when they are doing the same equal work.  
      Within the disability part of the act, it states that an employer must consider reasonable adjustments for disabled employees.
      It also protects people from discrimination by association, it protects the employer/employee if their friends/family have a protected characteristic.   For example, if your employer is discriminating against you because your wife/husband is black.
      In setting we comply with The Equality Act 2010, through our own Equal Opportunities policy which states we are open to all families regardless of race, ethnic background, religion, disability, age, gender, etc.   Within setting we treat all the children as individuals, we ensure they feel secure, valued, and included.   Along with treating the children as individuals, we aim to protect them from any harm, unfair...