Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care

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Jessica Bascombe 20174011 Group D

Unit 2: Equality, diversity and rights in health and social care


The disability discrimination act 1995 in aimed to end discrimination against people with disabilities the act had been extended and amended it gives disabled people rights in areas if employment, education and to have access to services and facilities it also require the public and employers to promote equality of opportunities for disables people.

Before when a person had a physical disability there would be less of a chance for them to access their service because if mobility, but however when the act came out it was aimed to stop and end discrimination against many people with disabilities, they set a policy for work organisations to give them an opportunity of access to services and have to have equal opportunities like other people in either employment or education the government was set a minimum standards disabled people can use public transport easily.

The legislations had given health and social care provider’s legal responsibility to promote positively to disability service users to access health service they may need it also gives a guideline of how promote equal opportunities by treating them with respect and dignity.

The Children Act 1989

This was made so that all practitioners should meet all the needs of the children the act aims to help resolve problems between parents and how to parent their children. It promotes anti-discriminatory practice by putting laws into place so that children are always in a safe place and position. The children act 1989 improves the lives of all children who children that receive care either informal to professional, the act also covers service such as school, children, homes or nurseries/day care.

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The Race Relations Act 2000

The act ensures that all public authorities/organisations are not treating service users differently because of their race it promoters anti-discriminatory practice by making sure everyone is treating equally no matter what their race or ethnicity.

Human Rights Act 1998

This act aims to protect from a breach of their humans rights such as:

  • The right to life
  • The right to a fair trial
  • Freedom of expression
  • Respects for privet and family life

Every person in the UK receives care from any health and social care organisation usually when they are most vulnerable therefore ...

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