Anti-discrimination practice

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How do you identify if someone is going through discrimination?
Discrimination is where someone: is treated unfairly because of who they are; is treated unequally because of who they are; experiences prejudice that has been put into practice.
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What is direct discrimination?
When someone is treated worse, differently or less favourably because of their characteristics. For example, being treated badly because you have complained.
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What is indirect discrimination?
When an organisation's practices, policies or rules have a worse effect on some people more than others. For example, if the policies do not fit in with a certain individual's religious beliefs/rituals.
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Give examples of anti-discriminatory practices in health and social care.
Examples could be: leaflets in many languages, access to buildings, policies such as anti-bullying in schools, longer appointments for people with learning disabilities, accessible signage.
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What does the Equality Act 2010 do in terms of discrimination?
This act protects people from discrimination by: employers, health and care providers, schools and colleges, transport services, government departments and local authorities.
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What characteristics are protected by the Equality Act 2010?
These could be: gender and gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, religion and beliefs, disability, race, sexual orientation and age.
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What is the responsibility of service users in health and social care when it comes to anti-discrimination?
It is the responsibility of people who work in health and social care settings to promote anti-discriminatory practice by implementing codes of practice and policies that identify and challenge discrimination.
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What is direct discrimination?

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When someone is treated worse, differently or less favourably because of their characteristics. For example, being treated badly because you have complained.

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What is indirect discrimination?

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Give examples of anti-discriminatory practices in health and social care.

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What does the Equality Act 2010 do in terms of discrimination?

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