Level 2 - National Certificate in Health & Social Care

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Unit 1- Preparing to Give Quality Care

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Challenge Discriminatory Behaviour

Challenging discriminatory behaviour means not letting this behaviour happen without taking some sort of action against it. Remember … There are many ways that people can be discriminated against.  They include verbal or physical abuse, exclusion, labelling or stereotyping . It is important to challenge discriminatory behaviour because it can cause distress, ill health, isolation and stress to a service user
Things to Avoid


If you stereotype someone, you make assumptions about them based on their age, sex, race, nationality or sexuality. For example:

  • Italians are good lovers
  • Women can't park cars
  • Men are only interested in one thing
A person surrounded by thoughts that stereotype people
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