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Values, beliefs and life experiences

Throughout life, values, beliefs and life experiences develop 

As children individuals are dependant on close family and carers as they direct their thoughts and behaviour 

They also encourage and reward those that meet cultural problems, traditions and expectations in relation to manners and respect 

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Growing up

Growing up individuals become very exposed to society 

Preferences, attutides, values and beliefs develop as a result of new experiences and the influences of factors such as role models, education, peer groups, religious instituations and the media

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Working with different people

Working with and getting to know the individuals, children and young people, such as those accessing services, their families and friends, colleagues and other professionals - enables health and social carers to develop their knowledge and understanding of different ways of thinking and living and the reasons for different beliefs, values and life experiences 


As a consequence, tolerance of and respect for others develop, both of which are important when meeting individual needs and preferences 

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Peoples rights

While a Health and Social Carer might not agree with the attitudes and behaviour of the children and young people they work with, nor share their preferences, inclusive work practice involves respecting and promiting

- The right to freedom of thought and religion 

- The right to freedom to express their beliefs as they wish 

- The right to freedom of conscience e.e personal values and a sense of what is right and wrong 

- Respecting, promiting and responding to personal prefences 

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Oppressive behaviour

Practise which dosen't demonstrate inclusive practise e.e denying someone the opportunity to worship in the way that their religion dicates or to choose what to eat or wear, is oppression 

Oppressive behaviour denies individuals their freedoms and is a form of abuse

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