Equality and Diversity Update - April

Posted 15 April 2019

Blog tags: Equality & Diversity


For April's Equality and Diversity Update, we will be covering Perception discrimination, safeguarding against material or financial abuse, and PREVENT - peer pressure and gangs.

Perception discrimination

Already applies to age, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. Now extended to cover disability, gender reassignment and sex.

This is direct discrimination against an individual because others think they posses a particular protected characteristic. It applies even if the person does not actually possess that characteristic.

Example of Perception Discrimination

Jim is 45 but looks much younger. Many people assume that he is in his mid-20s. He is not allowed to represent his company at an international meeting because the Managing Director thinks that he is too young.

Jim has been discriminated against on the perception of a protected characteristic.

Safeguarding - Financial or Material abuse

Abuse is a violation of a person's human and civil rights by any other person. Abuse can take many forms.

Financial or material abuse can involve:

  • Stealing from the person
  • Cheating someone
  • Using someone for financial gain
  • Putting pressure on an individual about wills, property, inheritance or financial transactions
  • Misusing or stealing a person's property, possessions or benefits

What are the possible signs?

  • Having unusual difficulty with finances
  • Not having enough money
  • Being too protective of money and the things they own
  • Not paying bills
  • Not having normal home comforts

Prevent - Peer Pressure and Gangs

Part of the journey towards radicalisation can include joining a group or gang. 

This can make someone feel special and wanted at first, but pressure can be applied to ensure a person meets the group's expectations. This could be in the form of illegal activities, emotional pressure towards you or a loved one or the threat of leaving the group.

Outside the group you may feel you have no one to turn too and must carry out the demands or pressures.

If you feel you are in this situation there are organisations that can help.

Talk to your tutor or assessor or contact the DTS confidential email address or hotline. They will assist you but will not disclose information without your permission.

 

Share this page

Blog Archive

2019

Equality and Diversity Update

Contact Us

Prefer to talk direct?

For an informal chat about your needs, you can call us on 0114 2915000 or fill in the form below and we'll get back to you.

News

Get latest news on contract delivery from Dimensions Training Solutions

Recent blogs

Testimonials

Nathan Green Project Manager for Sustainability Apprentice Crowberry Consulting – Chorley
“The support was fantastic from start to finish.”
Gary Baird Business Manager - Nottingham
“I enjoyed the online portal, the fact that I could go back to it as and when, so I could do it in between work was great.”
Diane Cadman Business owner - Matlock
“The process of the training I found very good, very informative.”