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Nondiscriminatory or antidiscriminatory practice

Nondiscriminatory or antidiscriminatory practice means working in a way that respects the views, rights, and behaviour of people from minority groups and which celebrates their diversity. There is important legislation such as the Equality Act 2010 that supports this manner of work.

The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. The Equality Act protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have.

Under the Equality Act, there are nine protected characteristics:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

We can promote equality, diversity, and inclusion through the language, we use when talking to and about people.

To be effective in our role we need to be aware of our bias and of any judgemental behaviors or attitudes.

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Through your communication with your clients, you have an opportunity to challenge assumptions and stereotypes, to be inclusive, to value difference, to increase individuals’ beliefs in their own worth and potential.

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Increase your awareness: take action

  • Be sensitive to the risk of offending, patronising or
  • Try not to generalise – or make assumptions about people (for
    example assuming a client is heterosexual, male, of a certain religion).
  • Avoid stereotyping people.

Assignment: This unit 1 assignment will evidence your understanding of working in a non-discriminatory manner.

Submit a piece of writing, a video, or an audio file explaining how to work with clients in a supportive and non-discriminatory manner.

Once complete please use the assignment upload box below to submit.