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Equality and Incustion Essay

  • Submitted by: emmasims
  • on February 26, 2014
  • Category: Social Issues
  • Length: 402 words

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Unit 303
Promote Equality and Inclusion in health social care or children and young people’s settings

Q1. Define the following terms in your own words
  * Equality
Equality is ensuring individuals or groups of individuals are treated fairly and equally and no less favourably, specific to their needs, including areas of race, gender, disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation and age.
  * Diversity
It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. 
  * Inclusion
Mean’s to include everyone fairly and as individual no matter what their needs may be.
  * Discrimination
Is the unequal treatment of individuals, usually on the basis of gender, race, age, religion or disability.
  * Stereotyping
Is when you categorise someone for example a male works in a hairdresser so he is gay.
  * Prejudice
Pre-judging something or someone before knowing the facts or the person.

Q2. Explain how discrimination can affect individuals
There are many way discrimination can have an effect on individuals. There are immediate effects which affects the person straight away,
  * Confidence
  * Anger
  * Emotional distress
  * Organisation coast (compensation awarded)
Then there are long-term effects which lead to,
  * Depression
  * Loss of motivation
  * Loss of self-esteem
  * Isolation

Q3. Describe how you challenge discrimination to promote change within the setting.
I witness a discriminatory incident I would address the situation by reporting and recording it. By doing this it is more likely to be dealt with in the appropriate manner.   Or alternatively if I overheard someone making a discriminatory remark or not promoting equality or valuing diversity I would challenge them in a calm and professional way and tell them that what they were saying or doing, is unacceptable and explain why. Discrimination usually occurs through ignorance. By making a person aware of the facts it...

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