Working with diversity in services for children and young people
Working with diversity in services for children and young people

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Working with diversity in services for children and young people

4 Reflecting on diversity

Activity 4 provides time for reflection on your own experiences relating to diversity in relation to children and young people, in a practice setting which you know well. If you don’t have any recent practice experience, you could think about a social setting in which you have interacted with a group of children or young people.

Activity 4

1. Think of a practice setting with which you are familiar. Make a list of the different social identities of the children and/or young people who use that service: for example, the diverse ethnicities, nationalities, religions, genders, sexualities, and abilities/disabilities represented.

To use this interactive functionality a free OU account is required. Sign in or register.
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).

2. Now select two or three children or young people that you have worked with and list their different social identities (e.g. ‘Faiza is female, Somali, Muslim, has a learning disability … .’).

To use this interactive functionality a free OU account is required. Sign in or register.
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).

3. Make a brief note of how you think each child or young person’s social identities interact in their experience and what the implications are for practitioners working with them.

To use this interactive functionality a free OU account is required. Sign in or register.
Interactive feature not available in single page view (see it in standard view).
E809_2

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371