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SAFEGUARDING

The UK Government has defined the term ‘safeguarding children’ as: ‘The process of protecting children from abuse or neglect, preventing impairment of their health and development, and ensuring they are growing up in circumstances consistent with the provision of safe and effective care that enables children to have optimum life chances and enter adulthood successfully.’[1]

Safeguarding Legislation

In England the law states that people who work with children have to keep them safe. This safeguarding legislation is set out in The Children Act (1989) and (2004). It is also mentioned in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and sets out the rights of children to be free from abuse. The Government also provides guidance in their document Working Together to Safeguard Children 2015.

Roles in a madrassah that involve supervising or being left alone in charge of children require an enhanced DBS check (previously called CRB check).

It is against the law for madrassahs to employ someone or allow them to volunteer for this kind of work if they know they’re on one of the barred lists.

Our Duty

  • Staff must be committed to protecting pupils from all forms of abuse.
  • Staff must undergo DBS checks before starting work.
  • The Madrassah should have an up to date Child Protection Policy as well as an e-safety policy.
  • All staff should be familiar with the Policies, how to safeguard children and how to report abuse.
  • All staff should undergo training in Level 1 Child Safeguarding

[1] Safeguarding Children / Ofsted – Ofsted. Safeguardingchildren.org.uk. Retrieved on 2015-12-08.

For Safeguarding training contact us on 01494 416202 or email info@madrassah.co.uk

Tips

  • Madrassahs must be committed to protecting pupils from all forms of abuse.
  • All Madrassah staff should undergo DBS checks.
  • There should be up to date child protection policy and an e-safety policy in place in the Madrassah.
  • All Madrassah staff should undergo training in Safeguarding and Child Protection.
  • More tips are provided on further pages.

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