Unit 303: Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings.

Unit 303: Promote equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings.
• Diversity relates to difference. Everyone is unique and different in some way.
• Equality is about treating people in a way that ensures they are not at a disadvantage to others. Treating people as they deserve to be treated in accordance with their rights, choices and individuality and with due respect.
• Inclusion is about giving everyone the right chance to access resources and services despites of language, cultural or physical barriers. Inclusion is where action is taken to address the effects of discrimination.
Discrimination is where someone is treated worse than others. Groups of people are more likely to experience discrimination, mainly elderly people, women, black people or people with disabilities. Some potential effects of discrimination are:
• Rejection
• Diminished experiences
• Low expectations
• Loss
• Being seen as one of many
• Artificial relationships
• Poverty
• Being labelled
• Having low self-esteem
• Having a low self-image
Inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity by:
• Giving choices
• Providing person centred care
• Being respectful
Providing person centred care and respecting people as individuals will increase their sense of wellbeing give them a sense of belonging and develop their confidence in their abilities. Inclusive practice also helps individuals to achieve their potential and find their place in society.
Legislation relating to equality, diversity and discrimination includes:
• The Equality Act 2010
• The Human Rights Act 1998
Working in relation to legislation means communicating in a respectful manner, providing every person with the care they need, regardless of their sex, religion or culture. Respecting their beliefs, culture, values and preferences.