Examples Of Discrimination In Health And Social Care

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Discrimination is an injustice and can have devastating effects on individuals who are targeted. There are numerous regulations, laws and codes of practice to promote diversity and everyone’s right to fair and equal treatment, ensure equality and end discrimination. One example is The Disability Discrimination Act (DDA). This act makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone with a disability. Every organisation, by law, is required to have a policy in place relating to disability. Another example is The Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 which protects racial equality and ensures that no person is discriminated against on the grounds of their race. It aims to promote good relations between people of different ethnic backgrounds. A final example is The Human Rights Act 1998 that covers all human rights and ensures that all individuals have rights on their side and can take legal action against any person or organisation that disrespects their human rights. These three example all help to protect individuals from discrimination and reflects the idea that everyone, regardless of individual differences should be treated both fairly and equally.…show more content…
They can also be used by the customers of the service to understand what to expect in the ways of support and behaviour from staff. Code number 7 relates directly to the promotion of equality, diversity and

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