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Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care Unit 2 - P4 Many Legislations, codes of practice, charters and policies are put into place at care homes to promote anti-discriminatory practices, to help prevent discrimination towards staff and patients of care homes, for example, Peacehaven house. Legislations are like laws, put in place to promote, support and uphold the principles and practice of equality and diversity within society. An example of legislation put in place to promote, support and uphold the principles and practice of equality and diversity in a health and social care setting could be the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and 1986. This legislation states that under its influence it is illegal to discriminate against a person on the grounds of employment, access to goods and services, Education and Other areas of life by treating one gender less favourably. Attaching conditions to jobs which make them impossible for some candidates to get interviews is also illegal under this act. Sexual harassment or victimisation, Appling to men as well as women, Setting age limits to exclude those who might be involved in child care or dismissing women who become pregnant. ...read more.


and develop their skills and knowledge * As a social care employer, you must put into place and implement written policies and procedures to deal with dangerous, discriminatory or exploitative behaviour and practice * As a social care employer, you must promote the GSCC's codes of practice to social care workers, service users and carers and co-operate with the GSCC's proceedings. This promotes anti-discriminatory practice at Peacehaven house as it helps to provide high quality social care services that promote public confidence and trust. A charter is a legally binding document used in an organization or institution to specify its purpose. An example of a charter is the charter used by "The Cedars Rest Home" It states: "Our Philosophy of Care is centred on the individual's right to achieve and maintain Privacy, Dignity, Independence, Choice, Rights and Fulfilment regardless of physical or mental capabilities. The Following are the basis of our approach: - 1. Privacy - The right of the individual to be left alone or undisturbed, and free from intrusion or public attention into their affairs. 2. Dignity - The maintenance of personal dignity and independence, irrespective of their physical or mental infirmity. ...read more.


The organisation is committed not only to its legal obligations but also to the positive promotion of equality of opportunity in all aspects of employment. (b) The organisation recognises that adhering to the Equal Opportunities Policy, combined with relevant employment policies and practices, maximises the effective use of individuals in both the organisation's and employees� best interests. English Partnerships recognises the great benefits in having a diverse workforce with different backgrounds, solely employed on ability. (c) The application of recruitment, training, and promotion policies to all individuals will be on the basis of job requirements and the individual's ability and merits. (d) All employees of the organisation will be made aware of the provisions of this policy." Putting a policy like this into a care home such as Peacehaven house would help prevent people being discriminated against because of their of sex, race, marital status, disability, age, part-time or fixed term contract status, sexual orientation or religion, so this means a person cannot be not allowed to apply for the job because they are a man or because the are a Muslim and so on. ?? ?? ?? ?? Samantha Peall - 1 - ...read more.

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