Safeguarding children in Madressahs ‐ the experience of Walsall Local Safeguarding Children Board in developing a
Good Practice Guide
Ethnicity and Inequalities in Health and Social Care
Article publication date: 21 June 2010
Race, religion and culture have been issues in a number of high profile public enquires, but there is little advice to black and minority ethnic (BME) communities about ways to help safeguard children. In Walsall, the Local Safeguarding Children Board (LSCB) worked with Muslim organisations to raise awareness on safeguarding local children. The Madressah Project focused on places where large numbers of Muslim children went each day for religious education.The aims of the Madressah project were:• to provide information and guidance to parents, carers and Mosques/Madressahs on ensuring the safety of their children• to advise Madressahs on their legal obligations• to provide advice on safe recruitment• to provide child protection training to the Mosques/Madressahs.The project resulted in an action plan and Good Practice Guide. The Guide attracted wide interest from inspectorates and other local authorities resulting in Walsall providing advice and guidance to others looking to improve practice and provide safe environments for children irrespective of race, ethnicity or culture.
Rao, V. and Rao, J. (2010), "Safeguarding children in Madressahs ‐ the experience of Walsall Local Safeguarding Children Board in developing a
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