Essay on Social Care Theory for Practice

Words: 1435
Pages: 6

ASSESSMENT 1 (1500 words approx.)
(12th October 2012)

Coco J Hendry

Page 1 Introduction
Page 2 – 5 Assessment
Page 6 Conclusion
Page 7 Reference/Bibliography


The following essay will demonstrate my understanding of the importance and relevance of values to social care by explaining how social care values and principles influence practice.
I will then explain what relationship my value base has with social care values.
I will offer and explanation of my understanding of the term anti-discriminatory practice and provide some examples of how I would apply this in a social care setting.
I will outline the legislation, which underpins anti-discriminatory
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The SSSC have an extensive literature called ‘induction guidance for social care workers in Scotland”. This literature includes the principles and values expected of social care workers but also makes clear the relevant legislation that is specific to my role to assist me in implementing ‘anti discriminatory practice”, such legislation includes; * Disability Discrimination Act 1995 * Human Rights Act 1998 * Sex Discrimination Act 1975 * Race Relations Act 1976 and 2000

It is important to review such legislation as what I may consider to be only an opinion that is harmless and inoffensive to all may actually be considered as discriminatory


by others whether direct or indirect discrimination. Direct discrimination is easily identifiable and blunt, using race discrimination as an example direct discrimination in a social care setting would be someone of a different cultural or ethnical background being treated less favourably than someone of the same culture who may share similar society/structural beliefs. Indirect discrimination is less direct but equally offensive, an example of indirect discrimination in a social care setting would be a social care provider ignoring religious and cultural beliefs by expecting a ‘muslim’ service user to eat during the daylight hours at Ramadan.

Although the legislation does not state each individual requirement of a certain group or individual, it