Challenging Discrimination

Challenging Discrimination

Instructor: admin 27 Feb, 2023
About The Course

Challenging Discrimination


A half- or (preferably) one-day training session to give participants an overall understanding of why discrimination occurs, how it affects people and what you can do about it

Target Group

Anyone working in a health and/or social care setting.  Participants should remember that this is a practical session looking at ways in which discrimination can be challenged in real-life working settings, rather than a theoretical session looking at discrimination in an abstract context.

Venue and timings

Your own training room; we suggest 10.00am–4.30pm (9.30am–12.30pm or 1.30pm–4.30pm for half-days)

Learning outcomes: by the end of this session participants should:

  • Be able to define the word “discrimination”
  • Be able to list some of the various ways in which people can be discriminated against
  • Understand the main points of the relevant pieces of legislation, especially the Equality Act 2010
  • Be able to give some explanations for why discrimination occurs
  • Understand the real meaning behind some common discriminatory statements
  • Be able to list the types of discrimination that can occur in their own workplaces
  • Understand the way in which people who are on the receiving end of discrimination (eg service users) can sometimes discriminate against other people (eg other service users, or members of staff, or members of the general public)
  • Be able to differentiate between simple “political correctness” and genuine anti discriminatory practice
  • Understand the circumstances in which discrimination is a good thing (yes, really!)
  • Understand how power and control are important issues in relation to discrimination
  • Understand what is meant by “discrimination”, “equality”, “diversity” and many other pieces of jargon that are regularly used in this context
  • Have practised some techniques for challenging discrimination confidently in a variety of forms


Training methods used

All of our training sessions are intended to be as interactive as possible. Participants are encouraged to ask questions, make comments and bring up their own issues. We use lots of different methods including quizzes, case studies, video clips and small group work as well as direct teaching. We want participants to leave the session saying “that was really enjoyable – and it was directly relevant to my working life.”



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