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Definition in Statutory Guidance
Care and Support Statutory Guidance, chapter 14
Department of Health and Social Care

Care and Support Statutory Guidance 14.17 Discriminatory abuse including forms of: - harassment - slurs or similar treatment: -- because of race -- gender and gender identity -- age -- disability -- sexual orientation -- religion

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Digitising Social Care

Discrimination is defined in the Equality Act 2010 as less favourable treatment because of a protected characteristic.

Plain English definition
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Treating a person, or a group of people, differently to other people because of their sex, age, race or other things. It usually means treating the person unfairly and not offering them the same opportunities as other people.

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