Keeping Children Safe

Keeping children safe in Madrassahs lays at the foundation of all that is good in your educational setting. UN Rights of the Child….

The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

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The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child

The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is a human rights treaty which sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children. These are universal rights which all Madrassahs should have at heart.

Safe Premises

Is your Madrassah building safe?

Safe Premises

The setting in which learning is delivered must be free from any risks which could cause physical harm to a child or adult. Some things to consider are building maintenance, security and emergency evacuation plan.

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Safer Recruitment

Are all your staff members cleared to work with children?

Safer Recruitment

Your staff members – teaching and non-teaching – are entrusted with the duty of ensuring the safety of all your Madrassah students. It is the legal responsibility of your Madrassah Management to verify the credentials of every member of staff, paying particular attention any risks they may pose to child safety.

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Reporting Child Protection Concerns

Do you know what to do if something goes wrong?

Reporting Child Protection Concerns

A child protection incident can occur at any time, despite all the best safeguarding measures that have been put in place. Madrassahs must be well equipped to deal with issues that they become aware of in a prompt and effective manner. Failure to do so could potentially have disastrous consequences for the child or the Madrassah.

Click here for our guide to reporting child protection or safeguarding concerns

Mental Health

Are staff and pupils happy?

Mental Health

The setting in which learning is delivered must be free from any risks which could cause physical harm to a child or adult. Some things to consider are building maintenance, security and emergency evacuation plan.

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Online Safety

Are your pupils safe online?

Online Safety

Children are increasingly being targeted via online platforms which can be accessed on computers or phones. The dangers of social media are well documented and it is critical that Madrassahs are aware of online abuse and how to minimise the risk

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Bullying

Are your Madrassah students safe from bullies?

Bullying

Bullying of any kind must not be tolerated in Madrassahs. It may take on the form of physical bullying but many cases are not visible but the potential damage could be devastating to a child.

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Substance Abuse

Are you able to identify substance abuse in pupils?

Substance Abuse

Unfortunately, some students are vulnerable to undesirable influences away from the Madrassah which could potentially lead to substance abuse. It is important for Madrassahs to know how to deal with these issues sensitively and appropriately.

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Sexual Behaviour in Children

Is your Madrassah team equipped to deal with difficult situations?

Sexual Behaviour in Children

One of the more alarming signs of potential child abuse is when they start to show signs of sexual behaviour that is not appropriate for their age. Madrassah staff would need to be able to deal with such issues sensitively.

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Support for Parents

What would you do if a parent came to your Madrassah for help?

Support for Parents

The Madrassah may be the first port of call for some parents, especially if it has been established in the community for some time. As educators, Madrassahs should be able to deal with parental requests with professionalism and care.

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