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Reflect on own practice in relation to equality and diversity

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NOTE: Although this page has been marked as complete, it has not yet been peer-reviewed or quality-assured, therefore it should be considered a ‘first draft‘ and any information should be fact-checked independently.

Reflection is the process of actively thinking about and assessing your own practice in an effort to gain insights into how you could improve in your role.

It is an important skill to have because it builds self-awareness and supports continuous improvement.

By reflecting on our own practice in relation to equality and diversity, we can become aware of our own prejudices and ensure that they do not impact our professional work. For example, we may be fond of certain service users, with whom we share a common interest, however, this should not manifest as favouritism and all service users should still be treated fairly and have an equitable share of your time, based on their needs.