Unit 2: Equality, Diversity and Rights in Health and Social Care
Understand how national initiatives promote anti-discriminatory practice
Conventions, Legislations and Regulations
The Disability Discrimination Act is law that is in place to ensure that disabled people are treated fairly. The law also says that disabled people must not be discriminated against. The disability discrimination act reduces discrimination because it is a law that gives the same chances for disabled people as any other persons, that workplaces or any other public services have to ensure they have in the necessary equipment that is needed for a disabled person to have the same rights as an able person for example, escalators (stair lifts), ramps, and lifts.
The Race Relation Act reduces discrimination by giving all ethnic backgrounds a chance to be employed and for the work place to adapt to clothing they wear and the types of foods they eat so they can continue to carry on following their choice of religion through their work. Teaching people about various different backgrounds will so people grow up to know more about people from different ethnic backgrounds.
The Human Rights Act reduces discrimination because it ensures that everybody has the right to beliefs in a religion, the right to be treated fairly, a right to life, a right for respect and the right not to be discriminated against. This means treated people equally but as individuals according to their individual needs but giving everybody the right to be heard and have a chance at things.
The Data Protection Act reduces discrimination because people can’t see you personal details as they are confidential. Anybody who see’s your information has to have a good reason to and must ensure the information does not get told to anybody else unless they have permission to know about it. Also to ensure the data is password protected if it’s on a computer or locked up safely in a safe place if it’s a paper copy....