Internet & Social Media Use and Safety Advice

Children in many Muslim households are spending more and more hours on the Internet and social media every day, often with minimal or no supervision from parents and guardians. With an increase in cyber-bullying, sexting, online pornography and grooming, children are more likely to become victims of those types of harms, unless parents and guardians [...]

Guide to Social Media- Safety Risks and How to Protect Children

Protecting children and young people against physical, emotional, psychological and intellectual harm is an Islamic obligation upon parents and guardians. All those types of harm -especially the last three- are existent online and some may be just a finger-tip away from your child. Intellectual harm includes indoctrination and brainwashing of a young person’s mind into [...]

Teachers Behaviour and Code of Conduct Policy

Writing has an esteemed status in Islam and in Islamic civilisations, particularly for its usefulness in preserving information, ease of accessibility, transmittance and developing of the knowledge it compasses. Having Madrassah policies and procedures written and documented in one place will improve the way the Madrassah functions, because it will ensure that all teachers -new [...]

Parents volunteering in Madrassahs

Parents who volunteer their time to help out at their child’s Madrassah on a regular basis are known as classroom or parent helpers. They are not the same as classroom assistants, who are paid staff. Parent helpers are a great asset to teachers and children at a Madrassah. They can make a big difference to [...]

Legal Working Age at Madrassahs

Assigning a worker or volunteer is part of the responsibility of the management and the safety and effectiveness of the work being carried out is the responsibility of the management as it is of the worker or volunteer.  The prophet peace be upon him said: كُلُّكُمْ رَاعٍ وَكُلُّكُمْ مَسْؤول عَنْ رَعِيَّتِهِ [All of you are [...]

Keeping Children Safe When Learning Outdoors

Learning outdoors has been proven to be highly engaging for students. Students who take part in outdoor learning are happier, more focused and better behaved. It provides a rich setting for lessons promoting reflection on the signs of Allah in the aim of increasing children’s conscious Iman and Love of Allah. Indeed, the Quran tells [...]

How to talk to your child about sexual abuse

We want our children to live peaceful, happy and safe lives, but know very well that there are evildoers, blinded by their desires who will not hesitate to abuse children if they can get the opportunity. They thrive on a child’s naivety and on parents’ denial that such evil could ever happen to their own [...]

Absence from Madrassah and Safety risks

Although attendance at a Madrassah is voluntary, teachers and staff must ensure that attendance is recorded at the start of each session and at the end of the day, in order to keep a record of absentees, late comers and missing students. Absence and lateness could be a result of various factors, some more serious [...]

Safe recruiting and legal requirements

Safe recruitment is a staff recruitment practice which ensures that unsuitable candidates do not escape the knit and are prevented from working with vulnerable people and children, as they could cause them harm. It is a religious duty for the employer to ensure that the employees or volunteers working with children in his or her [...]

What is a DBS and How to apply for a DBS check for your staff

What is a DBS? Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevents unsuitable people from working with children or other vulnerable people. It replaces the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA). A DBS check allows employers to see the criminal record of a potential employer or [...]