Equality and Diversity (children and foster care) - Virtual

Date & Time:

Wednesday 23 September 2020 (09:30 - 12:30)

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Target Group / Level

Social workers and similar roles in children’s social care, foster carers and related roles.


The aims of this virtual session is:

·         to improve the knowledge and understanding about the protective characteristics under equality legislation, and the context of social care;

·         children and young people’s rights to have their views, feelings and wishes respected under the human rights act;

·         to explore the impact of discrimination on children and young people, in the context of how they develop their identity and self-confidence;

·         to develop strategies to promote inclusiveness in everyday practice and when caring for children looked after away from home.


Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course participants will:

• Be better equipped to recognise discrimination, and improved their understanding about the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010;

• Examined social work codes of ethics and values to counteract discrimination when working or caring for vulnerable children and young people;

• Developed their ability to apply anti-discriminatory principles to their own practice or carer role;

• Improved their understanding about the importance of embracing difference, including the child’s gender, sexuality, disability, ethnic origin, religious, cultural and linguistic background;

• Improved awareness of how discriminatory thoughts and personal experiences may affect your approach to working with difference;

• Be more confident in using skills to promote equalities and diversity, and addressing situations of inequality and discrimination.



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Daisy Bogg

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