Unit 3 Outcome 1

Diversity is to encompass acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.  Differences can be race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. 
It is about understanding each other and accepting the diversity contained within each individual.

Equality is not always about treating everyone the same – it is about treating people in such a way that the outcome for each person can be the same. This means putting things in place to support people to achieve similar outcomes. For a person who is blind it may involve having screen readers on your computers and removing obstacles in your building.   

Giving someone a helping hand to get on that first step is a positive action.   Its not getting them the job but it could help them to get to the interview.

Inclusion is to include someone into a larger group, school or activity.   Too give them a sense of belonging within that group and for them to be able to be a part of that group steps may need to be taken to give them the ability to participate.  

Positive action is about ensuring that people are able to enter into fair competition with others while Positive discrimination is acting more favourably towards someone because of their perceived disadvantage – this is illegal in Britain.

Outcome 1.2
To discriminate someone on the grounds of their gender, race, age, abilities or sexuality is illegal.   It can have a detrimental effect on an individual for the rest of their lives.   A persons self-esteem can be reduced drastically as can their ability to develop and maintain a sense of identity.   When faced with discrimination individuals can experience anger, humiliation, frustration and a feeling of hopelessness leading to depression....