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Public or independent health and social care providers may not discriminate on the grounds of disability amongst other things such as sex, race, disability and religion.
The Disability Discrimination Act has given public authorities including public sector health and social care providers additional legal responsibilities to positively promote equality. Although private sector providers are not legally required to comply with this act it would be good practice for them to do so.
Everyone has the right to be treated equally and express and practice their beliefs and values. Discriminatory abuse is when someone picks on you or treats you unfairly because something about you is different. The examples of discriminatory abuse may take the form of any of the other types of abuse. The difference is that the abuse is motivated by discriminatory attitudes, feelings or behaviour towards an individual.
Discriminatory abuse can include:
Indicators of discriminatory abuse may include:
The indicators of discriminatory abuse may take the form of any of the other types of abuse. The difference lies in that the abuse is motivated by discriminatory attitudes, feelings or behaviour towards an individual.