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Question: Assignment 303 Principles of diversity, equality in adult social care settings.


a) A description of the legislation and code of practice relating to diversity, equality, inclusion and discrimination.

b) An explanation of the possible consequences for individuals, social care workers and others if the legislation and codes of practice are not followed.

c) A description of how inclusive practice can promote equality and support diversity.

d) An explanation of how to support others to promote diversity, equality an inclusion.

Bii) Give two examples of how you could raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusion.

Answer: a) Discrimination is unfair or unequal treatment of an individual or group based on certain characteristics. Direct discrimination means treating a person or group less favourably than another in the same situation, usually on account of their race, gender reassignment, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

There are many policies in place to protect against it eg Equality Act (2010)

Most of the Equality Act started in October 2010, where the law has been made stronger. The Act also contains other changes. For example, if you’re over 18, the Act contains a new law to protect you from discrimination because of your age when you shop or use facilities like swimming pools or libraries. The Government is looking at how the rest of the Act can be implemented in the best way for business. It will make...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Social Work
  • Course: Social Work
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 2nd/3rd
  • Mark: Not available
  • Words: 792
  • Date submitted: August 15, 2013
  • Date written: Not available
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  • Document type: Essay*
  • Essay ID: 4983

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