Unit 2 task 2 -National Initiatives and anti-discrimination legislation.

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National Initiatives and anti-discrimination

Anti-discriminatory practice

Anti-discriminatory practice aims to counteract the negative effects of discrimination on service users and/or care workers. All employees in a health and social care setting should promote this practice to ensure equality for everyone in the setting and help get rid of any discrimination.

This is important because it ensures that the effects of discrimination don’t prevent service users’ needs being met, For example in a school if a child goes to the afterschool homework help club, but one of the teachers there repeatedly ignores him because he is black, he may stop going to the homework help club and end up getting in trouble in class for not doing his homework, however if the school had anti-discriminatory practices and he wasn’t discriminated In the first place then he would be receiving the help he needs to succeed in his work, which in turn helps his overall education.

National Initiatives

National initiatives cover anti-discriminatory practices and there are three main ones: Conventions, legislations, and regulations. They aim to ensure everyone is treated individually and equally no matter what their race, culture, age etc.

These come under the sector of anti-discriminatory practices where they overcome discrimination if it takes place. There are three main national initiatives which cover anti discriminatory practice they are; Conventions, legislation and regulations. Codes of conduct also come under national initiative. They are there to provide care workers guidance on their responsibilities to help them understand what they are required and expected to do as a health care professional. Codes of conduct also let the service user know what to expect from a care service, and informs them of their rights to complain if they are treated unfairly.

These initiatives are very important to society and towards health and social care sector as it ensures that each individual is treated equally and that there is no inequality created between individuals no matter what race, colour, gender, age, culture, disabilities, social class, cognitive ability or health status they may be.

Convention: a ​usual or ​accepted way of ​behaving, ​especially in ​social ​situations, often ​following an ​old way of ​thinking or a ​custom in one ​particular ​society

Legislation: a law or set of laws suggested by a government and made official by a parliament

Regulation: an official rule or the act of controlling something (Definitions, 2016)

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The codes of conduct help guide service providers on their roles, rights and responsibilities it also helps understand service users on what to expect from the service providers through the support they get and the way they are treated from the health and social care staff. Most of them have a charter or code of practice which they have to follow and go according to it. This is done by the General Social Care Council who help social workers by teaching them the rules of conduct and training which they then need to apply to their profession in a particular ...

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