ethnicity

Interpersonal communication in health and social care services is by its nature diverse. As a consequence, achieving good or effective communication – whether between service providers and service users, or among those working in a service – means taking account of diversity, rather than assuming that every interaction will be the same. This unit explores the ways in which difference and diversity impact on the nature of communication in health and social care services.

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the faith of Islam, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Hinduism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to Judaism, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Christian faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

This area of the BBC's website focuses on issues of religion and ethics. This resource provides an introduction to the Buddist faith, including its historical background, customs, beliefs, worship, features and subdivisions.

Focus on Religion paints a picture of the different faith groups in the UK today. It looks separately at Great Britain and Northern Ireland. Information comparing and contrasting the characteristics of the main faith groups, their lifestyles and experiences is presented. It draws on information from the 2001 Census – the first time Great Britain included a question on religion – and other sources. Each overview in the Focus on series combines data from the 2001 Census and other sources to illustrate its topic, and provide links to further information.

UK Government document reviewing the lessons which have been learned since the Government's Teenage Pregnancy Strategy began in 1999 and setting out the actions which will help local authorities and primary care trusts to achieve a 50% conception rate reduction target.

This discussion paper considers the characteristics of social care organisations that successfully promote diversity, and explores research on the barriers to promoting diversity and how they can be overcome.

This study aimed to investigate the differences between ethnic groups in their contact with child welfare services in England. Analyses were conducted on three national datasets (the Children in Need Census, children on the child protection register and children looked after), and looked after children’s care histories were examined to see if over- or under-representation could be explained by factors such as differing rates of entering or leaving care. These analyses were supplemented by a review of relevant research literature.