Unit 303 (Shc33) - Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings

Unit 303 (SHC33) - Promote Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Children’s and Young People’s Settings
1.1a Explain what is meant by – diversity
The word diversity means difference or variety.   Each person is unique and therefore different.   The wider term diversity means understanding and respecting people’s individual differences and varieties because of their backgrounds, upbringing, culture, political opinions as well as race, disability, gender, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age.
1.1b Explain what is meant by – equality
The word equality means the state of being alike, identical.   It means that individuals are treated fairly and in the same way, specific to their needs, regardless of their differences in race, gender, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, age so that they all have equal opportunities.
1.1c Explain what is meant by – inclusion
The word inclusion means being included within a workplace, group, structure or society.   Whatever people’s characteristics and backgrounds, there must be no obstacles that would exclude people.   Everyone must be accepted as they are and given the same opportunities.
1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination
Potential effects of discrimination are physical health problems, such as stomach ulcers but also mental problems, such as stress and anxiety, low self-esteem and lack of confidence, leading to depression.   Victims of discrimination can become withdrawn from friends, family and society in general or become violent when they feel threatened.   All this can have an emotional and possible financial impact on the victim’s family, for instance if the main bread earner of a family becomes ill through stress as a result of discrimination at the workplace.  
1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity
Including everyone within a group, organisation or structure and with them being accepted as they are regardless of any differences in...