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Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice

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EDR P4: Explain how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice Conventions, legislation and regulations: Legislation/ Policy and Procedures Who is it for? Briefly state what it covers? Give suggestions as to how it promotes anti-discriminatory practice Sex Discrimination Act 1975 Applies to men and women to promote that both should be treated not the same but equally in employment, education and transport. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by making sure that both genders are treated equally. With out this act women and men may be deprived of certain jobs and choices. Mental Capacity Act 2005 Protects those who cannot make decisions such as people with dementia, learning difficulties and mental problems. It ensures people who lack capacity to get treated fairly and in their best interests It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by making sure that even with someone's disability to learn that they get the same choices as any other person would. The Children Act 1989 This act aims to resolve disputes between parents and parent and their children. The children act also helps those who do not know the correct position of the child i.e. ...read more.

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Every single person in the UK comes into contact with the NHS at some point in their lives, usually when they are at their most vulnerable. Therefore it is essential that human rights are taken into account when delivering services to ensure quality care. Care Standards Act 2000 This act is a framework which regulates care services and those who work within them, they are put in place in care home, independent hospital, fostering agencies and so on. This promotes anti-discriminatory practice by ensuring that individuals get the best efficient care according to their needs, Age Discrimination Act 2006 This act is literally what it says; it ensures that no one is deprived of education or a job or anything else due to their age. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by ensuring that no one is judged against by their age. Codes of practice and charters: General Social Care Council This act is the regulator of the social work profession and social work education in England. They protect the public by requiring high standards of education, conduct and practice of all social workers. ...read more.

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Therefore it is essential that human rights are taken into account when delivering services to ensure quality care. Advocacy Advocacy is speaking up for, or acting on behalf of, yourself or another person. The other person is often receiving a service from a statutory or voluntary organisation. This service can help people with mental health problems, learning difficulties, people with low self-esteem. It can also help people get confidence back within themselves. Confidentiality Confidentiality is an important principle in health and social care because it functions to impose a boundary on the amount of personal information and data that can be disclosed without consent. This also ensures that people can trust certain services because they know what goes on between themselves and a professional will stay there unless law comes in to it. Complaints procedures Complaint procedures allow individuals to help the service improve their care, this can be done by questionnaires, surveys, or if someone decides to write up on it randomly and send it to the service Allowing individuals to do this lets the service know what they could improve on from waiting rooms to treatment, it's all useful ?? ?? ?? ?? Eleanor Lees ...read more.

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On the whole the work meets the criteria. The writer identifies various Acts, and procedures that contribute towards anti-discriminatory practice. There are just a few areas that need to be amended as annotated. Double-check comments on charters as what is presently there doesn?t accurately reflect what a charter is.
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