equality, diversity, rights

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Equality is about ensuring that every individual has an equal opportunity to make the most of their lives, the belief that nobody should have poorer life chances because of the way they were born, where they come from, their beliefs or if they have a disability. For example, if two people with different skin tones apply for the same job, both people should have an equal chance at getting it.Diversity is the unique differences and qualities people have to make them unique to each other. It is all about respecting and empowering each other regardless of each other’s differences whether it may be religion, gender, skin tones, sexuality or race.Inclusion is a universal human right that everybody has. It is being accepting of one another and being embracing of other people’s qualities, skills and differences. It is making sure that everybody in a diverse world has the same chances and opportunities to live their life how they choose and not discriminated against or given less of a chance to do something. Discrimination is being unfair and prejudiced against somebody based on their personal aspects, the equality acts of 2010 highlight some of the main things that somebody could be discriminated for such as, race, age or sex. This comes under legislation.D2 3.1-summarise legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination.Legislation- are rules set by the government which must be followed. In order to make sure this rule is upheld, professionals will have a set of roles and responsibilities that they must follow. This is called the code of conduct.Care act 2014- This sets out in one place local authorities duties in relation to assessing people’s needs and their eligibility for publicly funded care and support. Local authorities must carry out an assessment of anyone who appears to require care and support. – social care institution for excellence (2016) “care act 2014” scie.org.uk.Equality act 2010- protects people from being discriminated against and sets out 9 differences protected in law: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/partnership, pregnancy, race, sex, sex orientation. This ensures that all workplaces are remained as a fair environment for both employees and employers. – Billingham M, Davenport P, Hamworth E, Matthews N, Stretch B, Talman H, (2016) BTEC national health and social care, London, Pearso education.Human rights act 1998- this is the law of rights, they include: • The right to privacy• The right not to be treated in an inhumane or degrading way• The right to freedom• The right to life• Not to be discriminated against.This act is to enable us to defend ourselves when being treated unfairly and unequally. This act goes for everyone, old/young, rich/poor. Codes of practice- a code of practice can be a document that complements occupational health and safety laws and regulations to provide detailed practical guidance on how to comply with legal obligations.Health and care professions council (HCPC)- this is an organisation which regulates health, psychological and care professionals in the United Kingdom. They will regulate practices such as – arts therapy, biomedical science, dieticians, paramedics, physiotherapy and a practitioner. – professional standards.org.uk Nursing and midwifery council (NMC) – they will review the work and performance of nurses and midwives each year. Parliament will then get the report and publish it onto their website. The council do this to ensure that everyone is playing their roles correctly and to make sure that each person are working up to a high and complete standard.C1 1.2 explain how rights are promoted in health and social care services.The human rights act has principles such as equality, dignity and respect. This act allows every existing person to be entitled to all of these rights. It specifically makes sure that the diverse world that we live in is treated equally through each unique person, for example, fairness will be shown in an environment of employment and work, not one specific gender, race, nationality or culture will be chosen to be employed based on those specific features, everyone will have the same chance to earn their place just as much as the other person, this would come under the right of not to be discriminated against, and once offered the job they wish to have they will continue to be treated with dignity in the workplace.The simple and basic rights set out such as this allow everyone to be accepted for their diversity in a community, without this act people would be constantly discriminated against, struggle for jobs, to show and accept each other’s differences, etc. through this more respect is shown towards eachother