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Legislation within a care home. This assignment will explain how national initiatives have been amalgamated into the Equality and Diversity policy of Cambridge House in order to promote anti discriminatory practice within the workplace.

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Introduction: This assignment will explain how national initiatives have been amalgamated into the Equality and Diversity policy of Cambridge House in order to promote anti discriminatory practice within the workplace. Cambridge house's policy for equality and diversity is in place to inform every person associated with Cambridge house including all their current staff, new recruits, volunteers as well as former employees, it is also to be adhered to by contractors and visitors. The legislation's used within their policy are; the race relations act (1976) (Being the first discrimination act in 1965) this act promotes, equal opportunities to ethnic minorities when applying for promotion, recruitment, training, Promoting good relations within society of people from different racial groups. ...read more.

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Age discrimination act (2006) promotes lifelong learning opportunities, new job opportunities, cohesion between all ages. The five of the above acts are now all under the amended Equality act (2010) promoting equal opportunity to all members of society. Data protection act (1998) promoting confidence to the service user as well as staff because the right of peoples privacy is paramount unless otherwise putting themselves or others in danger or a life threatening situation which also promotes security. (Freedom of Information Act 2000) promotes openness from organisation and institutions letting people have access to offical information. The Human rights act (1998) ...read more.

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everyone employed by them should learn and profit from diverse cultures, experiences and perspectives, and that diversity should make their organisation more effective in meeting the needs of all their service users. Cambridge house believes that they have the duty to promote equality of opportunity as well as tackling unlawful discrimination. The overall aim and scope of the policy is to eliminate unlawful discrimination, to ensure that all individuals are treated fairly with dignity & respect, promote equality of opportunity and access, provide a safe, supportive and a welcoming environment for staff, contractors, volunteers and visitors and to integrate Cambridge house values into workplace. Cambridge house emphasised that failure to comply could result in disciplinary proceedings. ...read more.

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