We have developed the Madrassah Quality Standards Framework (MQSF) which fully complies with the Department for Education’s code of practice. Our MQSF has been developed following years of research, consultation, supporting and teaching within the Madrassah and Mosque arena.
There is currently a lack of defined safeguarding protocols for out-of-school settings in the same manner as registered schools. This has affected 1000s of Muslim children who attend Madrassah (Quranic after school or weekend classes). As a result we have reviewed the Department for Education’s code of practice and subsequently developed legal policies and procedures to ensure that Madrassahs comply with statutory requirements. In turn, this helps to instil a safe and suitable environment for all children, including those vulnerable to abuse. Our MQSF also provides professional and tailored support support to improve the overall governance and running of Madrassahs at managerial, administrative and pedagogical levels.
The MQSF comprises 3 tier Accreditation Levels (Mizan, Kausar, Firdaus), each level containing policies and procedures designed to raise standards in the Madrassah sector in order to enable it to fulfil its purpose with excellence. These levels reflect the 5 key areas of standards in the DfE’s code of practice (Health & Safety; Safeguarding and Child Protection; Suitability of Staff; Governance and Finance), as well as compliance with the Charity Commission.