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Explain how practices that support equality and inclusion reduce the likelihood of discrimination

This page is designed to answer the following questions:

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
  • be non-judgmental and do not make assumptions about others
  • treat everyone as an individual
  • be aware of legislation relating to equality
  • follow 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 into 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 greatly 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
  • discrimination will be deemed unacceptable
  • should discrimination happen either directly or indirectly, it will be challenged

Example question and answer

Give two examples of how you could raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusion.

There are many ways to raise awareness of diversity, equality and inclusion.

For example, I could print several copies of the leaflet I made and distribute them throughout my company.

I also promote diversity, equality and inclusion in my day-to-day role as support worker, so colleagues others can learn about these topics by observing my behaviour. I am also happy to talk to individuals about these topics and their importance as well as standing up to individuals that are discriminatory.