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Question: Edexcel Level 5 Diploma for the Learning Development and Support Services Workforce (QCF)

Unit 3: Champion Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Assessment criteria

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

2.1 Promote equality, diversity and inclusion in policy and practice

2.2 Challenge discrimination and exclusion in policy and practice

2.3 Provide others with information about:
– the effects of discrimination
– the impact of inclusion
– the value of diversity

2.4 Support others to challenge discrimination and exclusion

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 Propose improvements to address gaps or shortfalls in systems and processes

4.1 Describe ethical dilemmas that may arise in own area of responsibility when balancing individual rights and duty of care

4.2 Explain the principle of informed choice

4.3 Explain 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: 1.2 - Different kinds of Barriers that may exist are:

Cultural barriers can prevent, for example, consideration of spiritual, relational or dietary needs that do not conform to traditional expectations. For example 'it took 3 days to organize Halal food'.

Personal barriers, for example, where healthcare staff hold individual prejudices that influence their practice. These actions may be conscious, but can often be unconscious or unwitting.

Attitudinal barriers are not as easy to identify as physical barriers, but they can feel every bit as real to those who are exposed to them.

Physical in nature observed in the built environment. For example in accessing buildings, narrow doorways, and the absence of lifts or accessible toilets.

When any of the above occurs individuals may feel oppressed, helpless and disempowered, loose self-esteem, withdrawn and depressed. In healthcar...(short extract)

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  • Subject: Community and Youth Work Studies
  • Course: Unit 3: Champion Equality, Diversity and
  • Level: Degree
  • Year: 1st
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  • Words: 3182
  • Date submitted: July 05, 2012
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  • Essay ID: 4194

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