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Online DBS Update Service

The DBS Update Service allows employees to register their DBS certificate online and use it to apply for similar roles within the same workforce so that employers could see their latest status without the need to apply or pay for a new certificate. The beneficiaries in this case are both the Madrassah teacher and manager. [...]

Checks You Should Make When Hiring a Home Tutor

If you decide to hire a tutor to teach your child Quran, Arabic or Islamic Studies at home, you must ensure that you do all that is possible to determine the safety and suitability of the tutor for working with your child. No doubt, when dealing with teachers of the Quran and Islamic sciences, we [...]

Photography and Sharing Images of Madrassah Children

Some moments in Madrassah are to be treasured; such as when children recite a short Surah from memory with Tajweed, perform a short role-play in Arabic or design a poster illustrating Islamic principles. Surely, children deserve recognition and parents love to feel involved and engaged with their children's learning. Madrassahs also would like to show [...]

Your Safeguarding & Child Protection Policy

Madrassahs should have a Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy in place. This crucial policy demonstrates awareness, acknowledgement and commitment to safeguarding and protection of all children in line with statutory guidelines and Local Safeguarding  Children Boards' procedures. When Madrassah teachers, leaders and administrators read, understand and acknowledge willingness to abide by and refer to this [...]

Links to your Local Safeguarding Children Boards

Local Safeguarding Children Boards is a multi-agency body set up in every local authority across the United Kingdom. Their responsibility is to make sure that organisations within their locality act effectively to safeguard and promote the welfare of children. They publish policies and procedures for child protection in their area. Madrassahs must review their Safeguarding & [...]

Safety Vetting Checks for All Staff

Madrassah managers must act responsibly when considering the suitability of potential employees, teachers or volunteers. They must ensure that all crucial checks are carried out, that they include all statutory required checks and are revised and re-checked regularly. This important safeguarding procedure will ensure that the wrong people do not slip through the net and [...]

Successful Safeguarding Induction for New Madrassah Teachers

Safe Recruitment procedures do not end after a successful interview and job offer. The management should ensure that new employees and volunteers have the knowledge needed to safeguarding and promote the welfare of children in their day-to-day practices, as well as the tools and awareness required to protect children who may be victims of abuse. [...]

How to Safely Recruit Overseas Staff?

If you are considering to recruit an EU or foreign national as an employee or volunteer to work with children, you should carry out special checks to ensure that they are safe to work with children. Although we start with a presumption of trust and confidence in those who are qualified to teach Quran, Islamic [...]

How to Show Commitment to Safeguarding Children on All Recruitment Material

 Madrassahs must create a culture of safe recruitment and adopt recruitment procedures that help deter, reject or identify people who might harm children. As part of doing that, all recruitment material should indicate commitment to the safeguarding and welfare of all children. These recruitment material include: Job Advert Application form Job Description Person Specification Invitation [...]

All the Documents You Need at Your Madrassah’s Registration Day

Having all the right documents in place on registration day will help run the registration process effectively by ensuring that you have all the necessary information to carry out your duties of educating and safeguarding your pupils throughout the year. It is important that all documents are printed out in good quality in advance and [...]