Walsall, Thursday 25th September – Strengthening Faith Institutions (SFI) in partnership with Near Neighbours Black Country held an information evening with faith organisations, local council leadership and a diversity of faith leaders on the importance of safeguarding. At SFI, we repeatedly emphasise the importance of implementing safeguarding policies and procedures within a place of worship; according to the…
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“I learned how to prioritise the safety of the children I teach”
“I attended because I am a teacher and these issues may apply to me when teaching”
“Increased knowledge for me to handle situations accordingly.”
Practical advise, very friendly and kind atmosphere
This event was very useful in providing a general explanation and understanding of safeguarding as well as the responsibilities of staff, students, and parents
It was useful in building my understanding of how madrassahs can be effectively managed
It is very educational, strengthening and effective
I attended because it was a requirement for me as a teacher. It helped me realize all the different types of abuse and what to do if I suspect a child is being abused
Everyone in society has a duty in safeguarding children and this was a great way to participate in this matter
As an Islamic teacher, it is excellent for me to know how to balance between rules, cultural and social views of society
The teaching course was really beneficial in how to prepare effective learning for students so that they receive the best studies.
I attended so I can learn how to be a better teacher and improve my teaching methods. It has been extremely beneficial.
This SFI First Aid training was necessary for us, being a teacher I thought it would benefit my class pupils if they encounter any unforeseen situations.
I joined the SFI First Aid Training course because I wanted to help save the lives of others. If more of us are aware of the procedures, we can help minimise risks from getting further.
The SFI First Aid Training is easy to learn from the trainer. It was straight to the point.
I needed this Health & Safety and first aid course for my maktab.
The SFI First Aid Training was very educating and had detailed explanations.
I attended the SFI First Aid training as I work with children under 12 and I had no first aid training. It was very beneficial as I learnt new things regarding how to help save a child’s life.
I attended the SFI First Aid Training as I am a mentor to young children and would want to acquire the skills to help them in situations when needed. I have benefited from this training as I have now learnt how to respond to certain illnesses and injuries.
A Yeshiva in Manchester were just inspected by ISS and passed their inspection after failing on numerous counts about a year ago. We worked with them using the SFI-Interlink safeguarding audit and then followed up with numerous policies, procedures and governance support and it is so gratifying to hear that they have now come through their inspection successfully after putting remediation’s in place.
“The information that was delivered and in the style it was done so was very understandable which means it left a better impact on our understanding of the basics of safeguarding and because of this we were able to reassess our own dynamic and behavior in our organisation. I would definitely promote your strengthening faith institutions to many of our fellow organisations because the clarity of the message was brilliant.”
“The information was delivered in a well thought-out fashion with a good structure. Certainly it will help to better our organization.”
The SFI training session was really helpful in understanding how we can safeguard the young people, who attend our Madrassa. We would highly recommend this training session.
I think this course was the perfect fit for me – After the training I felt that now I have the opportunity to put my learning into practice right away, to teach and safeguarding children.
“Just wanted to say a big thank you from all the staff at Qadria Trust to SFI for all their hard work and for taking the time out to arrange first aid training. And also to brother Waheed from CodeRed Paramedical. The training was very informative and well delivered, the staff are very grateful for your efforts and we have all learnt a great deal.”
I would like to thank you for all your support, guidance and all your effort for the charity registration process.
The session gave general, clear and accurate information about safeguarding policies.
SFI provided an excellent introduction to procedures and policy requirements and presentation tailored to our specific needs.
The safeguarding training our institution received was very effective training to ensure we can keep our mosque as safe as possible.
As a trustee of the Brent Cultural Centre, I have noticed a transformation in our center since we first signed up with the SFI programme. Our governance is more cohesive, our policies are clear, our safeguarding framework is more robust. And, most importantly, we now have a professional team working with us, who understand my center deeply and care about the best outcome for us.
The SFI consultants are very well informed.
SFI understood our particular needs. They created a safeguarding course for our staff and teachers which was very fruitful, and taught professionally with practical examples and cases studies.
We need more programmes like this one. Much that was previously obscure has begun to make sense.
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