Madrassas

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-12-14
Session date: 
December 14, 2017
Reference: 
2017/5290
Question By: 
David Kurten
Organisation: 
UKIP
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you know how many madrassas there are in London and who is responsible for monitoring and ensuring that all teachers and staff working in madrassas with children and minors under the age of 18 have DBS checks?

Answer

Answer for Madrassas

Answer for Madrassas

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The GLA does not hold data on the number of madrassas in London, nor is this published by Department for Education. All schools and providers of education of whatever type should ensure that they have robust child policy and protection procedures in place, including appropriate checks on staff working with children through the Disclosure and Barring Service.

It is the responsibility of borough local safeguarding children boards and children's social care teams to monitor and investigate child safeguarding in any local children's settings where concerns may arise. Any organisation providing a service to children and families must have its own policy on how it manages child safeguarding concerns so that staff, children and families know how to identify and report abuse and neglect, which are consistent with and refer to the London Child Protection Procedures.