Health and Social Care Essay

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Pages: 8

Adil Mombrikotb.
Outcome 1
Explain what is meant by. Diversity | Diversity means differences in ethnicity, heritage, customs, beliefs and values. It could be someone’s physical appearance, mental capabilities, etc. I have been taught that personal identity which is formed from a young age allows you to realise you are their own person. Diversity is positive and should be respected and valued because nobody is completely the same as anyone else. Telling them that being different from everyone else makes us unique, and that we must value the diversity and differences that surround us, in order to work together to make our society a positive place to live. | Equality | Equality is often defined as treating everyone the same. But I
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-Disability Discrimination Act 1995 Protects the rights of all those with disabilities. It also places a duty on schools (and other organisations) to eliminate barriers to ensure that individuals can gain equal access to services

-Disability Discrimination Act 2005
Places a duty for schools to produce a Disability Equality Scheme (DES) and an Access Plan. Schools must encourage participation in all aspects of school life and eliminate harassment and unlawful discrimination

-Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 outlines the duty of organisations to promote good relationships between people from different races

-Special Educational Needs and Disability Act 2001
Makes it unlawful for educational providers to discriminate against pupils with a special educational need or a disability

-Human Rights Act 1998
Sets out rights of all individuals and allows them to take action against authorities when their rights have been affected
Children Act 2004 Sets out the duty to provide effective and accessible services for all children and underpins the ‘ Every Child Matters’ outcomes

2.2. | Explain the possible consequences of not actively complying with legislation and codes of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination in adult social care settingsThe law will not tolerate any behaviour that breaches our equality and diversity policy. Any such breaches will be regarded as misconduct