Unit name: Equality and inclusion in care settings
Learning outcome: 3. Know how to access information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion
Assessment criteria: 3.1 Identify a range of sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion
There are many sources of information, advice and support about diversity, equality and inclusion in the UK.
Of course, it is essential to have an understanding of legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 and Human Rights Act 1998.
In addition, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) can be a great source of information about equality, diversity and inclusion. Other external organisations can include the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) and your local authority.
There are several charities that specialise in information about certain conditions. For example, MENCAP can provide information, guidance and support about learning disabilities and MIND has similar resources related to mental health conditions. The Code of Conduct also specifies best practice related to equality, diversity and inclusion.
Within your organisation, policies and procedures will be in place to ensure a fair work setting and your manager can be a great source of support. In addition, speaking to the individuals you support can help you to assess if your work practices are fair and inclusive.