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- 2.3 Evaluate principles of inclusive practice (Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care, Equality and Diversity)
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Inclusive practice is an approach that aims to promote and support the participation of all individuals regardless of their differences.
This means that care staff should be flexible and person-centred in their approach and have the competence and confidence to be able to adapt practices and the environment to cater for individuals with diverse needs. It also means that care staff should ensure that all individuals have the same opportunities to participate and are not excluded due to a protected characteristic, such as a disability. Providing encouragement for individuals to become involved is another key skill.
Staff that have the training and values to incorporate inclusive practice into their role can help to ensure that service users are treated fairly and able to contribute. As well as ensuring compliance with legislation, it also helps to ensure that individuals do not feel left out, which can have a positive effect on their confidence, self-esteem and overall well-being.
Further information about inclusion in healthcare services can be obtained from this government guidance.