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2 Revision PowerPoint Sex Discrimination, Race Relations & Mental Health Acts Leanne Reed & Lucy Pearmain

3 Aim of PowerPoint Presentation This PowerPoint Presentation is a revision aid, for the Sex Discrimination Act and The Race Relations Act. It includes links to tests created by Web Questions Software and Hot Potatoes, to test your knowledge of the Acts.

4 Introduction to The Sex Discrimination and Race Relation Acts. Sex Discrimination Act Established in Amended in Concerned with the recruitment, training, training, and promotion, of employees, as well as other aspects of employment It recognises both Direct and Indirect Discrimination. The Race Relations Act Established in 1966 & 2001 Amended in Act makes it unlawful to discriminate on racial ground - colour, race, nationality or ethnic or national origins. It identifies Direct & Indirect discrimination and Victimisation.

5 Sex Discrimination Act Direct Discrimination: Arises when a person of one sex is treated less favourably then another purely on the ground of gender. Indirect Discrimination: Arises when conditions are applied which favours a person of one sex rather than another. The Sex Discrimination Act outlines the areas of Employment, Pay and Education. Employment: You should not be discriminated against on the grounds of your sex or because you are married: When you apply for a job, in the way you are asked to carry out your job, in chances of promotion or training, if you are dismissed or made redundant.

6 Pay: If you have a similar job to a male colleague but get paid less, and your employer has no genuine reason for this then you have the right to equal pay. Education: Facilities at Co-Ed places of education must be available equally to both sexes. Obviously single sex schools can restrict admission to either boys or girls, but must not restrict the choice of subjects. To do our Sex Discrimination Act Crossword Click on the smiley face link button below!

7 The Role of the EOC To test you knowledge on the Sex Discrimination Act Click on the smiley face link! The EOC is the leading agency working to eliminate sex discrimination in 21st century Britain. It was established under the SDA in There are 7 points to their campaign and they are all about striving for equality and ending harassment. For example CLOSE THE PAY GAP BETWEEN WOMEN AND MEN. ENDSEXUAL HARRASSMENT AT WORK. The EOC was set up as an independent statutory body. Some of its powers are: To promote equality of opportunity for women and men. To provide legal advise and assistance, to individuals who have been discriminated against

8 Race Relations Act Direct Racial Discrimination: Is when you can prove that someone from a different racial group has been treated more favourably than you in similar circumstances. Racial Abuse and Harassment are forms of direct discrimination. For example: Because the events that have occurred recently (September 11th attack) many Muslims are discriminated against on the ground of their race. Click on the smiley face link to do a crossword on the Race Relations Act.

9 Indirect Racial Discrimination: This occurs when you or people from your racial group are less likely to be able to comply a requirement or condition which applies to everyone, but which cannot be justified other than racial grounds. For Example: A black care assistant could be refused a job, based on the clients point of view (they could be racist). It has nothing to do with abilities and experience the care assistant has to offer.

10 Victimisation: It occurs if you are treated less favourably because you have complained about racial discrimination or supported someone who has. For example: A white person can take action for victimisation against an employer if they have been victimised as a result of supporting a black colleague. Click on graph for larger image.

11 The Race Relations Act 2000 Is largely the result of the recommendations made in the Stephen Lawrence Inquiry Report. It came into force on Monday 2nd April It strengthens and extends the scope of the 1976 Race Relations Act. It extends protection against racial discrimination by public authorities. It places a new enforceable general duty on public authorities.

12 Click on the smiley face link for a test on racial discrimination. It makes Chief officers of Police liable for Acts if discrimination by Officers under direction or control. It complaints of racial discrimination in certain immigration decisions to be as part of ‘one stop’ immigration appeals. The Act will apply to any new arrangements for pointing members of the House of Lords. It allows complaints of racial discrimination in education to be bought directly before county or sheriff courts without, as now, having to be referred first to the Secretary State of Education. It limits the circumstances in which ‘safeguarding national security’ can be used to justify discrimination.

13 The Commission for Racial Equality The Commission for Racial Equality is the governing body responsible for advising employers on issues surrounding race equality and employment. It provides information and advise to people who think they have suffered racial discrimination or harassment. It works with public bodies, business and organisations from all sectors to promote polices and practices that will help to ensure equal treatment for all. It runs campaigns to raise awareness of racial issues and encourage organisations and individuals to play their part a just society. It makes sure that all new laws take full account of the Race Relations Act and the protection it gives against discrimination. For the CRE website click on the smiley face link!

14 Mental Health Act 1983 This piece of legislation provides professionals with the power to make decisions about a persons welfare when that person, due to a mental disorder, is not able to make decisions regarding his or her own welfare. People with serious mental health problems may have no insight into their condition or may display challenging behaviour. Health and Social care practitioners may need to protect the public from an individual protect the individual from harming themselves. The MENTAL HEALTH ACT therefore tries to strike a balance between maintaining basic civil liberties of the individual with the need to impose interventions in the patient/client’s life. Mental Health Act - Crossword - click on the smiley face!

15 MENTAL HEALTH ACT COMMISSION A special Health Authority which acts as public a watchdog over the rights and interests of patients detained under the Mental Health Act. The Commission can visit hospitals without warning and can deal with complaints from detained patients. MENTAL HEALTH TRIBUNAL The detained patient may apply to the Mental Health Review Tribunal, which has the power to order discharge. Patients may be legally represented at these hearings. Click on the smiley face link to do a test on the mental health act.

16 Thanks for taking the time to look at our revision aid, we hope it helped you to learn and revise about the Sex Discrimination Act,Race Relations Act and Mental Health Act! Take our quiz on the SDA + RRA to see what you really know! - Click on the smiley face link!


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