All children have a right to be treated fairly.  This right was referred to by the Prophet (saw) in the saheeh hadeeth:

“Fear Allah and treat your children fairly”
(Narrated by Al-Bukhari, 2447; Muslim, 1623).

Leadership and Student Welfare Commitment

We, the leaders at Al-Taqwa College have a strong commitment to child safety and strive to uphold the policies and practices which aims to keep every child safe from any harm, including abuse.
We, the leaders at Al-Taqwa College agree, believe and support in a safe and nurturing culture for all children at Al-Taqwa College by:
• To primarily uphold the safety and wellbeing of our students
• Creating and maintaining a safe and nurturing culture
• Regularly reviewing all child safety policies, processes and practices
• Assisting in the Empowerment of our students and give them an opportunity to voice their opinions, concerns or to be a part of the decision-making processes
• To provide students with the necessary skills and knowledge to understand and maintain their personal safety and wellbeing
• Implement rigorous risk-management and employment practices by ensuring our staff are given sufficient training, knowledge and support in issues relating to child safety standards
• A commitment to a zero tolerance of child abuse
• Treating all allegations and safety concerns very seriously and consistently in line with our child safety policies and procedures
• Supporting and respecting all children regardless of their race, religion, cultures and/or disabilities
• Being committed to regularly being proactive in the risk assessment of potential harm of our students and identifying, removing and or reducing risks
• Ensuring as part of the recruitment process, all prospective staff are screened to the best of our abilities
• Being committed to promote physical, emotional and cultural safety for all children
• Being committed to provide a safe environment for all children
• Being committed to actively listen to and empower children
• Ensuring that all allegations are treated honestly, impartially and confidentially

If you would like to report an incident, please download the Incident Report.

Child Safety Policy

Induction Powerpoint Slides

 

Child Safety Seminar

A parent seminar was held on Monday 22 August by the Child Safety Committee to discuss the new Child Safe Policies and how they apply to Al-Taqwa. The seminar explained why new Child Safety legislation has been introduced and how Al-Taqwa’s policies and procedures will be updated to ensure that Al-Taqwa exceeds the requirements for Child Safe Policies. Parents also had the opportunity to contribute to the discussion on improvement towards child safety and child empowerment – thanks to parents on their attendance and contribution.

The Powerpoint slides for the seminar are available here