This page is designed to answer the following questions:
- 4.1c Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination (Care Certificate, Standard 4: Equality and diversity)
- 1.3 Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination (Level 2 Diploma in Care, Equality and inclusion in care settings)
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By utilising practices that support and promote equality, inclusion and diversity, we can reduce the likelihood of both direct and indirect discrimination in the workplace.
Some practices that support equality and inclusion are:
- working in a person-centred way
- being non-judgmental and not making assumptions about others
- treating everyone as an individual
- being aware of legislation relating to equality
- following your organisation’s agreed ways of working, policies and procedures to help create a discrimination-free environment
- challenge any discrimination that you encounter
- work in an inclusive way and ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to participate if they wish to
These practices should be implemented in the way we go about our everyday work and ingrained into our organisation’s culture.
By doing so, the chances of discrimination occurring can be significantly reduced because:
- everybody will be working together to ensure that they work in an inclusive manner
- everybody will respect the beliefs, values, wishes and preferences of others
- any and all discrimination will be deemed unacceptable throughout the organisation
- should discrimination happen either directly or indirectly, it will be challenged