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 Partnership’s procedures.
When Madrassah teachers, leaders and administrators read, understand and acknowledge willingness to abide by and refer to this policy, the chance that a child suffering any type of abuse (physical, emotional, sexual, neglect) going unnoticed in your Madrassah is less likely. The chance that staff concerned over a child’s safety end up in confusion over who and how to deal with the concern is also less likely. And the chance that time is wasted before an action is taking to end a child’s suffering or to better their situation is also less likely.