There are more than 9,000 children attend Masajid and
Madaaris across the Bradford District on a daily basis and
therefore providing safe learning environments in
educational settings outside of mainstream school is
important to parents and other stakeholders.
Bradford Council, along with the Council for Mosques, the
Bradford Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) and the NSPCC
have taken a multi-agency approach to identifying ways in
which children who attend Masajid and Madaaris are safe and
Safeguarding Report for Madaaris provides
recommendations drawn from consultations with key
organisations including the Council for Mosques, BSCB,
NSPCC, West Yorkshire Police, Bradford City Centre Project
and representatives from Masajid/Madaaris in Bradford and
Keighley as well as parents and young people.
A key outcome has been the development of a ‘toolkit’ for
Madaaris, which is a document being progessed by the Council
for Mosques, Bradford Council, BSCB and NSPCC.
The toolkit looks at areas where guidance is needed,
including child protection policies, staff recruitment,
reporting bad practice, recognising signs of child abuse,
and health and safety at work regulations.
The Department for Education has published the
revised version of the statutory guidance Working Together
to Safeguard Children (2013), and this comes into force on
Monday April 15th. This replaces the previous
version which was published in 2010.
The full document can be downloaded here.
Take Over Day 2012 took place on November 23rd. Young people
from the Children in care council and the Healthy Minds
group took over senior mangers from BSCB, Bradford Council’s
Specialist Children’s Services and Barnardo’s. In this
video, young people and managers reflect on this experience
and young people set out their views about their future
involvement in the work of BSCB.
Below is information showing recent recall notices
taken from the trading standards website on
www.tradingstandards.gov.uk. This information
includes recall notices relating to child safety (toys and /
or products which may affect children in your care).
Somerset LSCB Serious Case Review into abuse in a first
This SCR was conducted after the arrest of a teacher
suspected of abusing children in his care. Many of you will
be familiar with the case which received significant media
When publishing the SCR Overview Report and Executive
Summary in late January 2012, the North Somerset LSCB Chair
recommended that the SCR was read by every head teacher,
every chair of governors and safeguarding boards across the
country because of the issues it raises and the
recommendations it makes.
The Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and
Families, Tim Loughton MP, has asked, exceptionally in this
case, for this SCR completed by North Somerset LSCB to be
brought to the attention of all LSCBs to consider the
implications for schools in their areas. The links to both
the Overview Report and Executive Summary are provided
This is the second newsletter published by Bradford
Safeguarding Children Board (BSCB) to focus on Serious Case
Reviews (SCRs). Sharing learning from SCRs in order to
improve practice is vital. We want to recognise and
learn from good practice that is regularly commented upon in
these reviews, as well as any weaknesses -
Read more here
Learning and Development Strategy Training and
Delivery Plan for 2011 - 2014
It is a key document to help managers, practitioners and
those with responsibility for staff development understand
the guidance , standards and structures within which
safeguarding training is provided and evaluated.
The delivery plan provides information to help identify who
needs what type of training and how to access the multi -
agency training provided by the BSCB. If you have any
questions please contact Julie Evans, Training Coordinator -
Joint Protocol –
Bradford Children’s Social Care and Bradford District Care
This protocol (published 13 May 2011) aims to promote
effective joint working between Bradford Children’s Social
Care and Bradford District Care Trust. A ‘whole family’
approach is highlighted to ensure that both the needs of
children and their parents are taken into account during any
assessment made by the above agencies -
download the PDF document here
Munro Review of Child
Protection Services Prof
Eileen Munro today (10 May 2011) published the third and
final part of her review of child protection services.
All three reports can be downloaded from here:
The second is: "Interim Report: A child's journey"
The third is: "Final report: a child-centred system"
The Voice of the Child:
Learning Lessons from Serious Case Reviews Ofsted
have produced a new report on lessons to be learned from
Serious Case Reviews, entitled: "The Voice of the Child:
Learning Lessons from Serious Case Reviews". This report is
based on Ofsted's evaluation of Serious Case Reviews
undertaken between 1st April - 30th September 2010.
Both the report and a summary are available for download