Faith Associates has always understood the crucial role the Madrassah plays in the development and sustainability of the Muslim community. Following on from the Mosque Management toolkit Faith Associates produced, it was felt that a similar document was required that focussed on the management and safeguarding aspect of Madrassahs.
In 2012, CEO Shaukat Warraich and Senior Associate Dr Ayub Rahim published a comprehensive handbook entitled ‘Madrassah Management and Safeguarding’, which provides sincere advice and guidance on helping Madrassah management committees run a successful institution and keeps them updated on the latest government legislation around the education sector.
This comprehensive guide covers a very wide range of topics that includes policies and procedures, staffing and recruitment structures, student admission policies, effective teaching strategies, curriculum, pedagogy and ensuring the safeguarding of children.
It is a publication that has been designed through extensive research and experience in the field of institutional management and seeks to put in place structures that ensures an environment conducive to the success of young Muslims.
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Madrassah Safeguarding Card
Following on from the Management and Safeguarding Toolkit, Faith Associates, in their capacityas a pioneer and market leader in supporting Mosques and Madrassahs with their safeguarding practices produced a pocket information card to help support Madrassah staff and administrators in their key Safeguarding duties.
The publication is part of the National Madrassah Quality Standards Framework (NM-QSF) developed by Faith Associates to improve the quality of teaching and support of Madrassah pupils. The information developed in the card was based on work with Madrassahs in Barking, Wandsworth, Ealing and Birmingham.
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Safety Checklist for Madrassah Staff
A key issue that Madrassah’s need to be aware of is that of Abuse. The Safeguarding and welfare of children in the key priority of Madrassah staff members which is why Faith Associates has produced the ‘Safety Checklist for Madrassah Teachers & Staff’ as an easy to access reference point outlining the appropriate steps to take for Madrassah staff that have to deal with suspicions of abuse, concerns of pupils and potential complaints regarding adults.
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The handbook is intended to be a clear guide to help Mosque and Madrassah management and staff successfully run their institution and contains practical advice including the legal requirements for the United Kingdom that must be observed when dealing with young people. It was developed by the team following the successful launch of the previous Madrassah orientated toolkits mentioned earlier in the case study.
Having visited and advised Madrassahs across the UK, Faith Associates understands the current pressures on staff and volunteers and on the lack of coherent governance and management structures in some mainstream Islamic education institutions. It was then developed, focusing on the following:
- Policies and Procedures
- Structure and Management
- Recruitment and HR
- Student Admission
- Teaching Strategies
- Madrassah Curriculum
- Performance Assessment
- Child Protection & Safeguarding
The handbook is part of the wider Madrassah Quality Standards Framework. The guide has been downloaded over 5000 times from across the world.