SHC 23 L01 Assessment 2015 Essay

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Level 2 Certificate for the children and young people’s workforce

SHC 23 Introduction to equality and inclusion in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings


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CACHE Level 2/3 Certificate/Diploma for the Children and Young People’s Workforce
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LO1 Understand the importance of diversity equality and inclusion.

Explain what is meant by

Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting

Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination.

SHC 33



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SHC 33 Promoting equality and inclusion
Task 1 criteria 1.1
Explain briefly what is meant by the terms equality, diversity, inclusion and Discrimination. Write your answers in the boxes below, using examples in practice to support your answers.
Diversity concept means each individual is unique and recognize our individual differences, these can be along the dimension of race, ethnicity gender, sexual orientation and even religious beliefs. So it is important to respect every one and accept all of us are different.
For example; when we find out English is the second language for a child; we can help her / him with more explanation.
Equality basically means access or provision of equal opportunities to everyone regardless of gender, race, ability, age, sexual orientation or religious beliefs. Equality is about making sure people are treated fairly and given fair chances. Equality is not about treating everyone in the same way, but it recognises that their needs are met in different ways. For example; when we have a child on a wheelchair in a setting, we have to assess her/his needs the same as other children, like provide suitable toilet or lift.

Inclusion is about equal opportunities for all pupils, whatever their age, gender, ethnicity, attainment and background. Children and their families must be fully included in the setting. Working towards inclusion involves striving to remove barriers that may be preventing children and families feeling that they can belong to the setting and participate in it.
For example; when we have children from different countries or cultures in a setting we can celebrate their different festivals, in this way all children are included so they don’t feel that they are been left out.


Discrimination is the unequal treatment of individuals, usually on the basis of gender, race, age, religion or disability. It means one person, or a group of persons, being treated less favourably than another because their race, colour, religion, culture and etc.
For examples; a black child is refused entry to the school because of wearing his hairstyle in cornrows. For a number of Afro-Caribbeans for whom cutting their hair and wearing it in cornrows is a matter of their cultural background.

Criteria 1.2

Describe ways in which discrimination may deliberately or inadvertently occur in the work setting, giving an example of each

Direct Discrimination

When you treat someone unfairly or differently just because they belong to a particular group of people, it is called direct discrimination.
For example;
A school refuses a child ‘application to go to that school because he has a disability and the school does not want any disabled children.
A pupil with dyslexia is told she cannot have her teacher ‘lesson notes, and she should take notes during lessons like everyone else.
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