1.1 Summarise current legislation relating to equality

Qualification: Level 4 Diploma in Adult Care
Unit: Equality and diversity in health, social care or children’s and young people’s settings
Learning outcome: Understand equality, diversity and inclusion
Assessment criteria: 1.1 Summarise current legislation relating to equality

  • Equality Act 2010 – makes it unlawful to discriminate against individuals based on one or more of nine protected characteristics – gender, age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion, pregnancy/maternity
  • Human Rights Act 1998 – sets out the freedoms and liberties that all citizens can expect
  • Mental Capacity Act 2005 – protects individuals that may not have the mental capacity to make their own decisions

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