Oldham Children's Services DET


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The overall aim is to build professionals confidence by encouraging a positive response to change. Unlike Impairment Awareness Training, which is lengthy and costly, Disability Equality Training addresses the inequality of opportunity that disabled children face. This session does not deal with individual deficit, but instead outlines the ideas that promote inclusive culture. It supports shared responsibility to enabling full participation by responding flexibly to all children’s needs within all settings. This ‘getting the environment right’ approach is reached by developing positive action to eliminate prejudice and barriers. All ideas are underpinned by disability theory, wellbeing research and are related to broader changes in service provision across the UK.

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    1. 1. Disability Equality Training Laura (Mole) Chapman
    2. 2. Welcome Fun with labels
    3. 3. Ground Rules What do you need to participate?
    4. 4. Shared Outcomes: • Hopes and fears:
    5. 5. Respectful language
    6. 6. Respectful language Disability... the disadvantage or restriction of activity caused by contemporary social organisation which takes little or no account of people who have physical impairments and thus excludes them from the mainstream of social activities. (the Union for of Physically Impaired Segregation1976)
    7. 7. Respectful language Impairment, disabled people use this term to talk about their medical condition or diagnosis or description of their functioning—if there is nothing more formal.
    8. 8.   Examples of Impairment Quadriplegia Polio Cerebral palsy Blindness Deafness   Examples of Disability Buildings without ramps Poor health provision Bullying, name-calling Segregated education Workplaces without lifts
    9. 9. Respectful language • The person—their name. • Impairment = Functioning • Disability = barriers in society
    10. 10. Respectful language Fred Brown (the person) is a man with cerebral palsy (the impairment). When the barriers and discrimination (the oppression) that restrict Fred have been removed from society, Fred will no longer be disabled, but he will still have cerebral palsy and be called Fred.
    11. 11. Stereotypes VULNERABLE PEOPLE ?
    12. 12. Behaviour Feeling Action:
    13. 13. What is disability?
    14. 14. The Facts • Visually impaired people are four times more likely to be verbally and physically abused than sighted people • People with mental health issues are 11 times more likely to be victimised • 90% of adults with a learning difficulty report being 'bullied'. Scope 2008
    15. 15. Compared with non­disabled  people, disabled people are: • more likely to be economically inactive – only one in two disabled people of working age are currently in employment, compared with four out of five non-disabled people; • more likely to experience problems with hate crime or harassment – a quarter of all disabled people say that they have experienced hate crime or harassment, and this number rises to 47% of people with mental health conditions;
    16. 16. "on the experience of disability, history is largely silent, and when it is discussed at all, it is within the context of the history of medical advances. Just as women and black people have discovered that they must write their own histories, so too with disabled people."
    17. 17. Emmerdale CSI
    18. 18. The ugly sisters Shrek
    19. 19. The Medical Model of disability • Medical approach to the problem. • Defined by non-disabled professionals • Equated to illness in terms of research and findings. • Care and benefits have been awarded to compensate for personal tragedy.
    20. 20. Medical Model thinking Bad image No qualifications Expensive Nothing to bring Victims Only know about disability Networks Difficult behaviour The impairment is the focus The person is perceived as faulty
    21. 21. The Social Model of disability • The problem owned by the whole community. • It defines disability in terms barriers, attitudinal, structural and systemic. • Acknowledges the oppression, and need for action. • It recognises disabled people’s leadership in finding a solution.
    22. 22. Disabled people as active members of the community Great P.R expertise Challenges tolerance Diverse skills Social skills Does it differently Feelings Assessment panels Social Model thinking
    23. 23. Social model thinking Attitudes, the environment & systems are a problem We participate in change for equality We have an individual & a collective responsibility we are allowed to do what is right for ourselves we have a positive image and are proud of who we are we have expertise and might wish to take risks we are all equal members of the community
    24. 24. Barriers attitudinal structural systemic
    25. 25. Reflective Practice Plan DoReview What do you know? What can we learn?What has changed?
    26. 26. Reflective Practice Enlightenment (understanding) • Understanding why things have come to be as they are in terms of frustrating self’s realisation of desirable practice. Empowerment • Creating the necessary conditions within self whereby action to realize desirable practice can be undertaken. Emancipation (transformation) • A stable shift in practice congruent with the realisation of desirable practice
    27. 27. QuickTime™ and a decompressor are needed to see this picture.
    28. 28. Positive
    29. 29. “Vision without action is merely a dream Action without vision just passes the time Vision with action can change the world” Joel Barker
    30. 30. Possible We can:        EYFS: Learning and Development
    31. 31. Reflective Practice Plan DoReview New ideas New practice New outcomes
    32. 32. Not Goodbye…. But a bientot Find us on FaceBook & twitter Equality Training Or www.equalitytraining.co.uk