VALUING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY by 9gKQ5zF

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									        VALUING CULTURAL DIFFERENCES AND DIVERSITY

Your work with others needs to reflect understanding of the value of
cultural differences and diversity. You need to communicate in ways that
are appropriate to the age, cultural and linguistic background of
individuals and groups. You need to understand how communicating
appropriately requires us to recognise, research and meet individual
communication differences in our daily interactions within children’s
services. By doing this, workers convey respect for and value of the
individual, their culture and diversity.

For our work with others to reflect understanding of the value of
differences, we need to:
    Use effective communication skills to share and gather information
    Listen and respond appropriately to communications with others

Staff who are able to relate well to one another are also able to develop
an appreciation of one another’s differences and diversity. An
appreciation or sensitivity to the individuality of others allows us to
develop knowledge and understandings of another’s cultural differences
and diversity. Within a work team that facilitates an atmosphere of
trust, individuals will be encouraged to share knowledge and their
experiences with other team members. Staff members need to value the
different background, attitudes and beliefs of their colleagues.

Children’s services are composed of people who are diverse in many ways.
Diversity in children’s services is represented in areas such as:
    Age
    Gender
    Culture
    Religion
    Abilities
    Lifestyles
    Socio-economic status
    Family structure
    Personal beliefs and values

								
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