This page is designed to answer the following questions:
Learners studying the Level 3 Diploma in Adult Care are predominately leaders, managers, supervisors or senior members of staff. Therefore, as well as understanding the importance of equality and inclusion it is essential that you can model it to others in your day-to-day work and support others to promote it in theirs.
There are several ways that you can do this.
Having a good knowledge of your organisation’s agreed ways of working, policies and procedures means that you will be in a prime position to answer any queries that less-experienced staff come to you with. And if you are not sure of the answer, you should have a good idea of sources of support that can be of assistance.
Being a good role model for inclusive practice means taking a person-centred approach and ensuring an individual is involved in as many aspects of their care as possible. When discussing an individual’s care and support with others you should ensure that, where appropriate, you bring the individual into the discussion rather than talking about them without their involvement. By doing this other staff will (hopefully) follow your lead and do this in their own practice.
You can use reflective practice to demonstrate to other staff how you believe that, on reflection, an action or process could be improved.
You may have associations or memberships to outside groups or agencies that are related to equality, diversity and inclusion.
You could be involved in promoting opportunities that support inclusion – perhaps you run a group activity that encourages and welcomes participation from a wide range of individuals with different levels and abilities.
In summary, you should ensure that you are a positive ambassador for the promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion and be able to provide support to others.