Legislation of Inclusion, Diversity, and Equality and their Impacts in Adult Care Service
In adult care, all adults have the right to a balanced and broad curriculum which must also be supported by high-quality learning experiences. One of the significant roles in the promotion of inclusion, diversity, and equality is played by the organizational culture. There are different methods through which the adults in the adult care setting can be informed about what is expected from them. In the adult care settings, inclusion, diversity, and equality must be championed by considering the most relevant and current codes of practice and legislation of the United Kingdom. The current legislation related to the promotion of valuing diversity and equality in the UK and especially related to adult care is represented by Equality Act 2010, Sex Discrimination Act 1986, Race Relations Act 1976, and Disability Discrimination Act 1995.
Along with this, some of the responsibilities in adult care may also be influenced by some other legislation like the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and Codes of Practice of the UK. Assuring that the highest quality standards are maintained within the sector of social care is the key responsibility of GSCC (General Social Care Council). For all care workers that involve information on how to promote and protect the individuals’ rights using the service, a code of practice has been developed by GSCC. These codes can also help in analyzing the areas that require improvement. Moreover, equal opportunities in the wider society are accomplished and unfair treatment is prevented by the Equality Act 2010. This act also covers different characteristics that cannot be used for treating individuals unfairly. Lastly, for personalized adult social care, the implications must also be examined briefly. As a legal framework is provided by this act through which the personalization in adult social care can be supported. They both are concerned to assure that services that are accessible, efficient, and respectful are provided to the individuals seeking adult care service.