Equality and Diversity in Social Work Practice (Transforming by Chris Gaine

By Chris Gaine

Social employees needs to boost a delicate but expert strategy whilst operating with carrier clients from diverse social and cultural teams. in lots of features of existence, together with gaining access to human prone, everyone is marginalised, neglected, stigmatised or discriminated opposed to due to a number of points in their identification: age, sexual orientation, religion or trust, gender, race or ethnicity, social category, and disability.

This publication acts as a consultant for college kids to increase their knowing of those a variety of teams whereas illustrating how the social paintings price base could be a critical a part of such understanding.

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Comment The participants in the Stonewall survey were very clear about what needed to happen to prevent discrimination. They wanted: ●● better training for colleagues; ●● more robust and accessible policies; ●● an increase in visibility of LGB role models; ●● confidence that they would not be victimised if they made a complaint; ●● managers who understand the law and the duties they have to protect staff; ●● networks to reduce local and national isolation. Implications for social workers There’s a reason I have dwelt here on workplace homophobia.

The same study found that 55 per cent of gay men, 51 per cent of lesbians and 21 per cent of bisexual women and men said they would not live in certain places in Britain because of their sexual orientation (Ellison and Gunstone, 2009, cited by EHRC, p30) with only around half of lesbians and gay men believing they could be open about their sexual orientation in their local police station without fear of prejudice and discrimination. Workplace homophobia Depending on your views of these occupations you may or may not be surprised to learn that the EHRC reports perceptions and experiences of homophobia, particularly in the police service and armed forces, teaching and manual trades, as reasons for avoiding ­37 Chapter 3 Sexual orientation particular professions for some LGB people (EHRC, 2009, p20), while on the other hand Stonewall rates very highly the monitoring on grounds of sexual orientation at Goldman Sachs, Barclays, LloydsTSB and IBM (EHRC, 2009).

Jews do not spend their lives wishing they were Christian, nor Caribbean people wishing they were Indian, nor indeed do all disabled people wish away their disability. We might ask how many straight people wish they were gay? The problems of being part of a minority group spring largely from others’ reaction to you, from the process of othering. , 2004) terrified of being thought gay and struggling to be ‘normal’. Becoming perceived as gay can make their lives a misery, but it’s the perception that makes this happen, not the orientation itself.

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