Unit 303

Learning out comes and assessment criteria

Principles of diversity, equality and inclusion in adult social care settings

Outcome 1, Understand the importance of diversity, equality and inclusion.
o Diversity: Diversity means difference. Diversity recognises that though people have things in common with each other, they are also different and unique in many ways. Diversity is about recognising and valuing those differences. Diversity therefore consists of visible and non-visible factors, which include personal characteristics such as background, culture, personality and work-style in addition to the characteristics that are protected under discrimination legislation in terms of race, disability, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation and age. By recognising and understanding our individual differences and embracing them, and moving beyond simple tolerance, we can create a productive environment in which everybody feels valued.
o Equality: Equality means treating people in a way that is appropriate for their needs.   For example, If someone who is in a wheel chair wanted to go to a football match but there is only stairs then that wouldn’t be good equality, what is needed is a ramp so it caters for everyone’s needs.

o Inclusion: Educational inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background.   It pays particular attention to the provision made for, and the achievement of, different groups of pupils within a school.
o Discrimination: Discrimination is the prejudicial treatment of an individual based on their membership in a certain group or category.
1.2, Many people get discriminated agent due to their age, race, religion, ability, gender and sexuality.
This can have an effect on their self-esteem and damage their feelings, this will also stop them from being who they are and sense of identity. When people are a victim of discrimination they will often feel left out, un...