1.1 Explain what is meant by (UNIT 10)
Any differences between individuals and groups of people this can be a difference of cultural back ground, were a person comes from their nationality, colour of their skin, peoples religious beliefs what social class they belong to in society, also their preferred sexual orientation. Ability’s and disabilities.
Diversity to me is the differences between individuals which makes people unique.
We should promote the rights of everyone as individuals, we all have the right to be treated with respect and to be treated fairly and given the opportunity to have choice as an individual.
To promote a deliberate shift in culture to ensure that all individual feels respected and valued, always promoting access to opportunities that are available to everyone, always supporting people to participate in activities or in a social environment regardless of their abilities. Always identifying, understanding and breaking down barriers so that participation is sought.
1.2 Describe the potential effects of discrimination
There are lots of different types of discrimination here are a few example’s
• Direct discrimination
• Indirect discrimination
• Sexual harassment
Effects of discrimination can impact an individual’s emotional wellbeing, physical appearance, this can also impact on an individual’s emotional or mental wellbeing which can be really hard to deal with.
This can impact on a person feeling anxious, sad, guilty, empty or depressed. The long term effects of discrimination can also effect Mental or emotional state which can gradually affect your physical health.
The States of Jersey Discrimination (Jersey) Law came into force on 1st September 2014. The first protected characteristic was race
The Law defines the protected characteristics, the types of discrimination that are prohibited in the workplace and the responsibility of employers and employees.
The Law defines the protected characteristics, the types of discrimination that are prohibited in the workplace and the responsibility of employers and employees
The protected characteristics were extended to sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment and maternity & pregnancy from 1st September 2015
As of 1st September 2016 they have been extended to age, including recruitment, employment, retirement and goods & services provided to customers
From September 2018 they will be extended to cover disability (a long term physical, mental, intellectual or sensory impairment/disfigurement which can have an adverse effect on their ability to engage in an activity)
Sources of further information
Government Equalities Office (GEO)
Equal opportunities in employment (CIPD)
Jersey Advisory & Conciliation Service (JACS)
Jersey Community Relations Trust (JCRT)
States of Jersey (2017) Equality and Diversity
1.3 Explain how inclusive practice promotes equality and supports diversity
Inclusive practise is when you promote an individual’s right to give them access to equal opportunities, ensuring that this happens in any setting will also help promote diversity. When including an individual this is to provide opportunities to use all of our services and facilities that are available. This gives the individual the opportunity to make their own choices in the activities they are interested in.
2 Be able to work in an inclusive way
2.1 Explain how legislation and codes of practice relating to equality, diversity and discrimination apply to own work role
As an RCCO working for the HSS Jersey, we have a number of policies and procedures on equality, diversity, inclusion and discrimination, we also have our own code of conduct that we must follow and abide by. This is and integral part of our role as a RCCO making sure that we improve the quality of services that individuals receive in a childcare setting.
3 Be able to promote diversity, equality and inclusion
3.3 Describe how to challenge discrimination in a way that promotes change
Working in any care setting it is about caring for our service users, it is up to everyone to respect and value each other as colleagues. This is one of our priorities as well as improving the patient experience and care. It is everyone’s right, whether you are a member of staff, a service user or a member of the public, to be treated as an individual and treated with respect.
At any time if any young person or service user makes any racist or discriminate comments then we would challenge and address this behaviour to understand what has been said as we do not tolerate this type of behaviour.
We ensure that our residents undertake regular key working sessions and supervisions for staff so that we can work on and challenge any types of discrimination and discuss the reasons why certain behaviours/practises are in place.
Making a record and evidencing this in individuals care plans to demonstrate how change can be made which should in theory help prevent discrimination in the future. If for any reason you observe any types of discrimination It is good practise to organise a team meeting or training sessions to show examples of what discrimination looks like to show staff ways that they can change their work to prevent and to understand discrimination in the workplace.