Promote equality and inclusion in health and social care or young people’s settings. In this assignment I will be defining what it means to have equality and inclusion. I will also explore what the potential effects are of discrimination. And how we can implement inclusive practice to promote equality and support diversity. An explanation of what is meant by diversity. The concept of diversity is the acceptance that each child is individual and unique, and recognizing a child differences.
These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, or other ideologies. In an early years setting as a practitioner you have to make sure children understand each other’s cultures and communities as some children get familiarised with one way of life and respect less other attitudes. The children can do this in a safe, positive and nurturing environment. Diversity is about the understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance and embracing and celebrating the diversity contained within each other.
An explanation of what is meant by equality. Equality protects people from being discriminated against on the basis of what sex, race disability, religion, belief, or age. It also means that everyone deserves opportunities and they should be supported when doing so. Equality does not mean that everyone should be treated the same way as every child is unique and has individual characters and skills and all children develop at different stages there for we have to offer them the same opportunity’s but let their children develop at their own pace.
An explanation of what is meant by inclusion. Inclusion is the process of equality being put in place in education for all children whether they are disabled or disadvantaged there must be the appropriate specialised support being brought in for that child to feel intergraded in their setting, the practitioner must focus on a child’s strength and abilities. ‘Inclusion is about the quality of children’s experience; how they are helped to learn, achieve and participate fully in the life of the school’.