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Workbook for: Unit Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Child and young people’s settings Workbook for: Unit Introduction to Equality and Inclusion in Health, Social Care or Child and young people’s settings
What is the human rights act?
What rights does the Human Rights Act protect? The right to life – protects your life, by law. The state is required to investigate suspicious deaths and deaths in custody. The prohibition of torture and inhuman treatment – you should never be tortured or treated in an inhuman or degrading way, no matter what the situation. Protection against slavery and forced labour – you should not be treated like a slave or subjected to forced labour. The right to liberty and freedom – you have the right to be free and the state can only imprison you with very good reason – for example, if you are convicted of a crime. The right to a fair trial and no punishment without law - you are innocent until proven guilty. If accused of a crime, you have the right to hear the evidence against you, in a court of law. Respect for privacy and family life and the right to marry – protects against unnecessary surveillance or intrusion into your life. You have the right to marry and raise a family. Freedom of thought, religion and belief – you can believe what you like and practice your religion or beliefs. Free speech and peaceful protest – you have a right to speak freely and join with others peacefully, to express your views. No discrimination – everyone’s rights are equal. You should not be treated unfairly – because, for example, of your gender, race, sexuality, religion or age.
Explain what is Diversity?
D Diversity- Dictionary.com 1.the state or fact of being diverse; difference; unlikeness.diverse 2.variety; multiformity. 3.a point of difference. Diversity is the described as variety, a range of different things
Explain Diversity Discuss examples of Diversity in your work place, e.g. the Welsh language.
Discuss – what is Discrimination? In your groups discuss what is discrimination and who may this affect?
Discrimination-oxford dictionary the unjust or prejudicial treatment of different categories of people.
Describe the term Inclusion
According to Ask.com ◦ The action or state of including or of being included within a group or structure: "the inclusion of handicapped students". ◦ A person or thing that is included within a larger group or structure.
What is inclusion? Inclusion is about ALL of us Inclusion is about living full lives - about learning to live together. Inclusion makes the world our classroom for a full life. Inclusion treasures diversity and builds community. Inclusion is about our 'abilities' - our gifts and how to share them. Inclusion is NOT just a 'disability' issue. Inclusion.com creates & shares tools, resources, capacities, so all can live full lives. Inclusion.com is for citizens: educators, families, individuals, organizations - all of us.
Describe, how you and your work setting promote inclusivity.
What is the equality act? What does this mean?
Equality Act 2010 Age Disability Gender reassignment Marriage and civil partnership Race Religion or belief Sex Sexual orientation The protected characteristics
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975 This prohibits discrimination on grounds of gender, and marital status in employment, education and the provision of goods and services and on grounds of gender reassignment in the field of employment. It applies in England, Scotland and Wales.
The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 This prohibits discrimination on grounds of race, colour, nationality and ethnicity in employment, education and provision of goods and services. It applies in England, Scotland and Wales.
Religion The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 serve to prohibit discrimination on the grounds of 'religion or belief'. It is also unlawful to discriminate against a person for not having a specific religion or belief.
Direct and indirect discrimination These prohibit unjustified direct and indirect age discrimination, and all harassment and victimisation on grounds of age. The regulations apply across England, Scotland and Wales, whatever the size of the organisation, whether in the public or the private sector.
PROHIBITED CONDUCT Discrimination Direct discrimination Indirect discrimination Combined discrimination: dual characteristics Discrimination arising from disability Gender reassignment discrimination: cases of absence from work Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: non- work cases Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: work cases
Age-The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 meant Ban age discrimination in terms of recruitment, promotion and training Ban unjustified retirement ages of below 65 Remove the current age limit for unfair dismissal and redundancy rights.
Disability An employer/ Service provider may be discriminatory if it fails to make reasonable adjustments to its employment arrangements or to the physical features of its premises and this results in the disabled person being substantially disadvantaged.
Sexual orientation The legislation covers homosexuals, lesbians, heterosexuals and bisexuals but does not cover sexual practices, such as sado-masochism. Transgender people are protected by separate regulations. It also protects those who are subjected to discrimination based on association with, for example, gay friends or colleagues. The regulations prohibit direct and indirect discrimination as well as harassment.
Discuss work sheet 1 Read the following scenarios and decide in your groups which legislation is applicable to the discrimination examples.
TASK SHEET 1 Example A project for young people which runs evening sessions for teenagers decides to exclude all Rastafarians after a violent incident involving two rival groups. However, the two groups involved in the violence contain only half of the Rastafarian membership of the evening sessions. Example In a neighbourhood that includes a large Jewish community, a local community group provides lunches for elderly people but they say that because their supplier cannot provide kosher meals they are unable to provide meals for their Jewish customers. Example A training project ran a seminar for unemployed people to help them prepare their CVs. Mehmet, a Muslim delegate, wrote to complain that he was not excused from the seminar to go and observe his afternoon prayers. The next time Mehmet applied to attend the seminar, he was told that there were no places left but he later found out that his friend had been given a place, even though he had applied later than Mehmet. Mehmet argued that this was victimisation because he had made a complaint related to his religion. Example A Baptist church was asked by a lesbian and gay support group if they could use its hall for training sessions for new volunteers. The church said that it could not let them use the hall because its doctrine rejects homosexuality and it would cause upset to a significant number of its members.
Discuss what could be classed as discrimination in your work place, use the Human Rights Act.
What affect has the code of practice on discrimination?
Code of Practice for Social Care Workers Social care workers must: 1. Protect the rights and promote the interests of service users and carers. 2. Strive to establish and maintain the trust and confidence of service users and careers. 3. Promote the independence of service users while protecting them as far as possible from danger or harm. 4. Respect the rights of service users whilst seeking to ensure that their behavior does not harm themselves or other people. 5. Uphold public trust and confidence in social care services. 6. Be accountable for the quality of their work and take responsibility for maintaining and improving their knowledge and skills.
What is stereotyping ? Describe what can be classed as stereotyping
Describe how the following slides images, could be stereotyped.
Discuss how does equal opportunity and inclusiveness reduce the likelihood of discrimination ?
Homework Complete a reflective account to explain how practices in your work place support equality and inclusion to reduce the likelihood of discrimination.
Answer the following task sheet in identifying Discrimination and discuss how you would work in a way to encourage changes
TASK SHEET 4 Scenario You take a service user to the Doctors and he speaks directly to yourself, instead of the service user. An issue has been raised about the Christmas Off duty. The Muslim staff have all been asked to work all the shifts, without volunteering. How is this discrimination? A service user has asked to go for a walk and is assisted to do so. Another service user who is suffering from dementia has also asked to go for a walk. However he has a history of absconding and is not allowed to go.