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Question: Unit 503: Champion equality diversity and inclusion

Relates to Unit 503 outcomes 1.1,1.2,1.3
1.1 Explain models of practice that underpin equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility
1.2 Analyse the potential effects of barriers to equality and inclusion in own area of responsibility
1.3 Analyse the impact of legislation and policy initiatives on the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility

Relates to Unit 503 outcomes 2.4
2.4 Give an example from practice when you supported others to challenge discrimination and exclusion

Relates to Unit 503 outcomes 3.1,3.2,3.3
3.1 Analyse how systems and processes can promote equality and inclusion or reinforce discrimination and exclusion
3.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of systems and processes in promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in own area of responsibility
3.3 Give an example from practice when you have proposed improvements to address gaps or shortfalls in systems and processes

Relates to Unit 503 outcomes 4.1,4.2,4.3,4.4
4.1 Describe ethical dilemmas that may arise in own area of responsibility when balancing individual rights and duty of care
4.2, 4.3 Explain the principle of informed choice and how issues of individual capacity may affect informed choice
4.4 Propose a strategy to manage risks when balancing individual rights and duty of care in own area of responsibility

Answer: 2.4 We deliver care to the over 60s who are sometimes stuck in old times and do not understand the laws around equality.

One of my service users refused a carer from visiting her so as the manager of the scheme I visited with the lady to find out what the problem was with this particular carer as she had not made a complaint about him.

The lady told me that she didn’t hold anything personal against him but she just did not want his kind in her flat.

I asked her what she meant by this and she asked me to disclose his sexual preference as she suspected that he might be homosexual.

I dealt with this matter as sensitively as possible by informing the lady that I was not at liberty to disclose the carer’s sexual preference as this was not relevant to his role of care support worker.
I asked her if she had any issues with his work or with the way that he delivered the car...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Health and Social Care
  • Course: Health and Social Care
  • Level: Further Education
  • Year: Not applicable
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 1772
  • Date submitted: October 05, 2017
  • Date written: Not available
  • References: No
  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 8150

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