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  • Discrimination
    • Promoting anti-discriminatory practice
      • HSC professionals have a responsibility to promote anti-discriminatory practice
      • Codes of practice and policies that challenge and identify discrimination
      • Adapting services and how they are provided
    • Anti-discriminatory practice
      • Based on legal requirements
      • Core value and principle for everyone in HSC
      • Protects individuals or minority groups from unfair and unjust treatment
      • Legislation
        • Equality Act 2010
    • Equality Act 2010
      • Individuals must be treated fairly and have their service needs met
      • Differences such as:
        • Age
        • Ability
        • Gender
        • Race
        • Any of the 9 protected characteristics
        • Sexual Orientation
      • Many policies are based on the Equality Act
    • Prejudice
      • Fixed ideas or opinions that someone may have about a group that are not based on evidence or reason
      • Leads to discriminatory practice
    • How can discrimination be done in HSC settings?
      • Giving out leaflets only in english
      • Creating single gender only support groups
      • Opening hours being 9am - 5pm on Monday to Friday
      • No disability access
      • One family being visited more based on their class/ wealth
      • No options for food (set menus)
      • Counselling only being open for heterosexual couples
      • No ways of communicating in A+E
    • Direct/ Indirect Discrimination
      • Direct - when someone is treated differently because of their characteristics
      • Indirect - when a company's policies or rules have an effect on some people but not all
    • Human Rights Act 1998
      • Guarantees rights for people being cared for by HSC services
      • Rights to:
        • Access to education
          • Life
            • Privacy
              • Freedom of thought
                • Freedom from slavery
                  • Peaceful enjoyment of possessions
                    • Protection of property
                    • To marry
                      • Have a family
                        • Freedom of expression
                          • Liberty
                            • Freedom from torture or degrading treatment or punishment


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