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The effect national initiatives have on Anti-discriminatory Practise in relation to the health and social care industry

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Discrimination and inequality occurs in almost every country worldwide and can range in severity, in order to prevent this legislation, codes of practice, and organisational policies have been put in place to ensure people are made aware that this kind of behaviour is wrong and will not be tolerated. How does The Human Rights Act 1998 Promote anti-discriminatory practice? Legislation: the act of making or enacting laws http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=legislation Accessed 22 march 2012 The human rights act, a piece of legislation enacted in 1998, this act provides us with statutory human rights, such as the right to life, the right to be free from torture and the right to not be a slave or be made to do compulsory labour. In relation to anti-discriminatory practice this piece of legislation intends to allow anyone of any belief or religion to manifest it in a lawful way. The act also sets forth that all the rights listed should "be secured without discrimination on any ground such as sex, race, colour, language, religion, political or other opinion, national or social origin, association with a national minority, property, birth or other status." In relation to the health and social care settings this act ensures that all care providers that work for the elderly respect ...read more.

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This can be attempted in both an informal sense where the individual is challenged on their behaviour or on a formal layer which could ultimately lead to the dismissal of the individual. What Can Owners and Managers do to Promote anti-discriminatory practice? In order to promote good anti-discriminatory practice the managers should lead by example and challenge the behaviour of staff when inappropriate. The managers should also be offering training to teach their staff about anti-discriminatory practice as part of continuous professional development in order to have a competent workforce. The managers should also be providing their staff with an up to date equality diversity and rights policy and they should also make staff aware of the repercussions of breaches of the policy. What Can Workers and Carers do to Promote anti-discriminatory practice? Staff should make themselves aware of the relevant policies and procedures to ensure they are acting as expected. Staff should also be ensuring that they engage with the relevant training opportunities that they are provided with. Staff should challenge inappropriate and discriminatory behaviour of co-workers and clients. Where necessary it may be required for the individual to make a formal complaint regarding the issue. ...read more.

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I way to possibly overcome this is to ensure the client has had the anti-discriminatory policy explained to them. Another difficulty that could arise when attempting to implement anti-discriminatory practise within health and social care setting is when dealing with young children they would probably not understand the importance of promoting and implementing anti-discriminatory practice. This could be hard to challenge as at a young age children are impressionable and look to their guardians as role models so it may be necessary to challenge the behaviour of the service user's family and explain the importance of anti-discriminatory practice. A third difficulty that could arise when attempting to implement anti-discriminatory practise within health and social care setting is with a work force of care providers that possess a different system of value that would lead them to believe that someone who is disabled and wheelchair bound would be unable to do the same job they do. This would be because there value system has taught them this and it could be hard to challenge what they have learned over a long period of time although given the opportunity some people would quickly realise that the person is just as capable at the job and only people that remain hostile should be challenged and possibly reported to their seniors. ?? ?? ?? ?? 2.2 Liam Dolman - 236687 ...read more.

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