1.1 Explain what is meant by?
What is diversty?The concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique in their own way, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs. for example some carers work with us who wear a head scarf because its part of her religion, everybody respects that and doesn’t treat her any different.
What is equality? Equality means everyone should be treated equally regardless their age or gender, race, sexual orientation, religion.
What does inclusion mean? Inclusion is based upon the idea of allowing everyone equal access to a service regardless of gender, disability, religion i e, There are many ways to ensure that your setting adheres to its inclusion policy.
What is discrimination? Discrimination is treating an individual (or group of individuals) unfairly because they belong to a group against which you have a bias. Racism is one example of discrimination, but people discriminate on basis of gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, political belief, physical disability, and all manner of other things.
1.2 The potential effects of discrimination can be different for different people. The effects can be physical, emotional or a combination of both. It could lead to people suffering from depression and feel very isolated from society. Lead to problems with their health and mental state of mind. Physical effects: headaches, poor appetite, a change in eating habits, sleeplessness, loss or gain of weight, deterioration of health, bruises, lack of personal hygiene and lack of energy. Emotional effects: low self-esteem, lack of confidence, feeling unwanted, insecurity, becoming withdrawn, depression, stress, anxiety, sudden change in behaviour, lack of co-operation and learned helplessness.