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Faith Settings in Bradford
There are approximately 125 Madrassas/Massajids, 75 Churches; 6 Gudwaraas, 4 Mandirs and 1 Synagogue within Bradford District.
It is estimated between 12 & 16000 children attend religious studies from Monday to Sunday and as the population growth increase there is more and more demands put upon on faith settings to provide a service.
As a result Bradford has a growing numbers of religious tuition taking place in individuals homes where there are perceived additional risks to the children.
An average sized madrassa teaches approximately 150 children and young people to several of biggest madrassa that cater up to 500 children. In addition both the Gurdwaraas and Mandirs are utilised on a daily basis however weekends appear to be the busiest times with approximately 1000 people attending religious ceremonies.
New Migrants are now settling in Bradford, they have arrived from Europe, Africa, Middle and Far East, bringing with them their own religious beliefs, tradition and cultural identity
After a district wide consultation Bradford Safeguarding Board and partner agencies identified the need to ensure all children and young people remain safe and secure when they attend any out of school establishment, faith settings or activities. The Safeguarding Report for Madaaris provides recommendations for all faith settings.
It has to be applauded that majority of faith establishments provide an excellent service and keep many of the children and young people off the streets.