Scars TV:

Scars in the News:

2018 News Articles

Fifty Five Football Coaches Get SCARS Certified – September 4th
The Bermuda Football Association and the Bermuda Football Coaches Association are collaborating with the organization Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS] to help safe guard the youth of Bermuda.  Click here to read more

A huge victory for child protection – August 6th
A parliamentary report on the management of sex offenders has been hailed as a huge victory by sexual abuse prevention charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets…  Click here to read more

Charity calls for sex-offender programme – June 26th
A women’s charity raised concerns yesterday after it was announced a dangerous sexual predator is to be housed at the Co-Educational facility. Click here to read more

Scars clears hurdle over paedophile release – May 23rd
A child sex abuse prevention charity has cleared another hurdle in its bid to fight the release of a high-risk paedophile from jail… Click here to read more

Fire Service recruits gain Scars certificates – May 11th
The Bermuda Fire and Rescue Service’s newest recruits have been trained in child sex abuse prevention… Click here to read more

Premier’s wife gets Scars training – May 11th
Preventing abuse: Kristin Burt, the wife of David Burt, the Premier, signed parents and staff at her children’s preschool up for the child sex abuse prevention training run by charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets…. Click here to read more

Scars adverts to feature on buses – April 23rd
An anti-child sex abuse charity has taken to the roads to encourage parents to learn about prevention…..Click here to read more

Steede steps up to raise money for Scars – April 13th
Marilyn Steede is no stranger to going the extra mile for a good cause.She has been setting out to walk non-stop for 24 hours to raise money for local organisations for the past 15 years….Click here to read more

Charity fights decision to release paedophile – April 9th
A child sex abuse prevention charity is to fight a decision to release a high-risk paedophile from jail…Click here to read more

Bermuda at ‘tipping point’ of child abuse – April 5th
Bermuda is the first country in the world to reach “tipping point” with more than 12 per cent of its adult population trained in child sex abuse prevention..Click here to read more

Survey says third of children abused- April 5th
New customs officers are to be trained in how to combat child sexual abuse..Click here to read more

Training To Help Sexual Assault Survivors – April 4th
April is Sexual Assault Awareness month, and the organisations that work to end sexual assault in Bermuda will be providing training to the clergy on assisting survivors of sexual assault on Tuesday, April 10th….Click here to read more

Customs staff now Scars trained – March 27th
New customs officers are to be trained in how to combat child sexual abuse..Click here to read more

US Consulate staff complete Scars training – March 27th
US Consulate staff have been trained in child sexual abuse prevention…Click here to read more

2017 News Articles

Governor takes Scars training programme – October 20th
The Governor urged everyone to help eliminate child sexual abuse by taking the training programme run by Saving Children and Revealing Secrets yesterday.Click here to read more

Kayakers raise $30,000 for Scars
Ten kayakers braved a 40-mile journey this weekend to raise almost $30,000 for child sex abuse prevention charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets.Click here to read more

Debi Ray-Rivers & Jon Brunson Interview – October 3rd
Debi Ray-Rivers and Jon Brunson from the Saving Children And Revealing Secrets [SCARS] charity sat down with Bernews today [Oct 3] for a live interview on our Facebook page, discussing the very important work they do to reduce child sexual abuse in the community.Click here to read more

Kayak around island for Scars charity – September 13th
Intrepid kayakers will take to the seas once more this month for a 40-mile journey around the island to raise funds for a good cause.Click here to read more

In Motion joins fight against abuse  – September 13th
In Motion School of Dance has joined the fight against child sexual abuse. Now six staff members are trained in prevention and how to spot telltale signs of abuse through a programme run by charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets.Click here to read more

Praise over moves to uncover sex offenders  – September 11th
A promise to release information on convicted sex offenders is being praised by one local organisation committed to safeguarding children.
Click here to read more

Strategy to combat child abuse – July 31, 2017
An attempt to cut the risk of sex abuse in a primary school has been launched by a child protection charity with backing from a risk management firm.
Click here to read more

Survivor’s war on abuse – July 24, 2017
Janice McLean fought through depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts after being abused as a child.
Click here to read more

The time is now to act on healing scars of sexual abuse- April 21st 2017
Bermuda is an idyllic place of natural beauty and community connectedness. We abide by a deep sense of shared responsibility and belonging.
Click here to read more

Scars training is world leader – April 5th 2017
Bermuda is the first country in the world to have trained more than 10 per cent of its adult population on child sexual abuse prevention.
Click here to read more

Scars to take training expertise overseas – January 18th 2017
In a first for the island, a team from the charity Scars Bermuda today heads overseas to deliver the group’s sexual abuse prevention training to another jurisdiction.
Click here to read more

Wade-Miller leads parade in New Year Honours – January 2nd 2017
Retired Puisne Judge Norma Wade-Miller has topped the list of 11 Bermudians to be recognised in the New Year’s Honours List.
Click here to read more

2016 News Articles

2016 Queen’s New Year’s Honours List Revealed – December 30th 2016
Her Majesty the Queen has recognized a number of Bermudians in her annual New Year’s Honours List, with Norma Wade-Miller, Bishop Ewen Ratteray, Debbie Ray-Rivers, Jon Brunson, Sandra Butterfield, Patrina O’Connor , Larry Ebbin, Judie Clee, Roger Sherratt, Randolph Mordecai Ratteray, and Rodney Smith Jr. all being honoured for their contributions. Click here to read more

Charity tells Bascomes: the shame is not yours – December 13th 2016
Brothers Andrew and David Bascome have been applauded for their bravery by the sexual abuse charity Scars. Click here to read more

SCARS: “An Overall Deficit In The System” – December 12th 2016
SCARS Bermuda said that despite advocating to local legislators for five years, they are “disappointed and concerned” that “nothing has been done to protect the island’s children from sex abuse predators.”
Click here to read more

Kayak for Kids – September 25, 2016
The group, Kayak for Kids, had raised $22,000 even before they got their feet wet.
Click here to read more

‘Huge’ step in child sexual abuse fight – June 3rd 2016
An initiative to tackle online child sexual abuse imagery has been welcomed by charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets.
Click here to read more

Up With People crew assist children’s group – April 25th 2016
More than 20 participants of the Up With People programme have learnt how to prevent, recognise and react responsibly to child sexual abuse.
Click here to read more

Career helping children – April 20th 2016
Glenda Edwards has always been passionate about working with children.
Click here to read more

Baroness Praises SCARS In UK Parliament – April 18th 2016
During a debate in the UK Parliament last week, Baroness Anelay praised the work of local charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS], whose mission is to “reduce the risk of child sexual abuse and to be an advocate and voice for children who have been sexually molested as well as their affected family.”
Click here to read more

Scars to hold tag day on April 27 – April 12th 2016
Charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets will be hosting its second tag day this month as it marks child abuse prevention month Click here to read more

10 Most’ Spotlights Brunson & Ray-Rivers – January 26th 2016
Like many survivors of child sexual abuse, Debi Ray-Rivers would see her perpetrator freely walking the streets, serving as a constant reminder… Click here to read more


2015 News Articles

Royal Gazette December 10, 2015
Schools officials attend sex abuse prevention course… Click here to read more

Royal Gazette November 26, 2015
Genital nicknames ‘set children up’… Click here to read more

Royal Gazette October 24, 2015
Family Centre, Scars honoured by royal visit… Click here to read more

Royal Gazette October 22, 2015
Training for child sexual abuse awareness.. Click here to read more

Royal Gazette October 9, 2015
Working to protect children from abuse…..Click here to read more

Royal Gazette September 28, 2015
Spotlight on child sex abuse…..Click here to read more

Royal Gazette September 23, 2015
More than 3,000 child advocates — …..Click here to read more

Royal Gazette September 6, 2015
SCARS urges support for ‘12 for 12’ campaign…..Click here to read more

Royal Gazette July 21, 2015
New call for sex offenders registry…..Click here to read more

Royal Gazette July 20, 2015
Child sex abuse cases must change…..Click here to read more

Royal Gazette April 16, 2015
The month, run in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in the United States, aims to acknowledge and boost public awareness about the importance of families, communities and service providers working together to prevent child abuse and neglect……Click here to read more


2014 News Articles

Royal Gazette September 2, 2014
Prevention begins with a willingness to talk. More than 1,800 people have taken training classes that focus on protecting children from sexual abuse……Click here to read more

Royal Gazette April 12, 2014
Bermuda’s Anglican church has become the first on the Island to train its parish priests to spot and prevent child sexual abuse…..Click here to read more

Bermuda Sun April 9, 2014
More than a dozen members of the Anglican Church of Bermuda have been certified to prevent, recognize and respond to child sex abuse on the island……..Click here to read more

BERNEWS April 8, 2014 
The charity SCARS [Saving Children And Revealing Secrets], has announced that the Anglican Church of Bermuda has become the island’s first church…….Click here to read more

Let’s Talk Bermuda – Child Sexual Abuse (SCARS)
November 18th Tv Talk Show with Gary Moreno
Click here to see more

2013 News Articles

Bermuda Sun November 12, 2013
The Berkeley Institute has become the first high school in Bermuda to put all of its  teachers through SCARS training. Completion of the ‘Stewards of Children’ workshop…….Click here to read more

Bermuda Sun November 6, 2013
In a bid to help fellow victims overcome child sexual abuse, a young Bermudian courageously details her ordeal at the hands of her wretched step-grandfather.. Click here to read more

BERNEWS October 24, 2013
Governor George Fergusson, together with his wife Margaret, are now certified ‘Stewards of Children’ having successfully completed the SCARS Bermuda’s three-hour workshop…. Click here to read more

Bermuda Sun July 19, 2013
Judges must be aware of the ‘softer skills’ needed in court when dealing with child sex abuse victims, according to the Chief Justice…..Click here to read more

VSB News July 17, 2013
Attorney General’s Chambers, the Chief Justice, Senior Crown counsel, Magistrates from Family Court and Ministers attend SCARS training….. Click here to View

Royal Gazette July 17, 2013
SCARS held a special ‘Darkness to Light Stewards of Children’ session at Argus on Saturday for various members of the Government, including the Attorney General’s Chambers, the Chief Justice, Senior Crown counsel, Magistrates from Family Court and Ministers from both the OBA and PLP….. Click here to Read More

ZBM News July 16, 2013
Attorney General’s Chambers, the Chief Justice, Senior Crown counsel, Magistrates from Family Court and Ministers attend SCARS training…….Click here to view

Cablevision SCARS Award July 11th 2013……..Click here to view

BERNEWS July 11, 2013
Bermuda CableVision this morning awarded Debi Ray-Rivers with the latest Bermuda CableVision Community Service Award for successfully campaigning to launch SCARS…Click here to read more

Royal Gazette July 11, 2013
Debi Ray-Rivers was today presented with a Bermuda CableVision Community Service Award for launching the charity SCARS……Click here to read more

Parent Life TV – Part 2 – May 24, 2013
Segment 2 of  Child Sexual Abuse continues. Sheelagh Cooper, Jon Brunson and Debi Ray-Rivers talk about a sex offenders list. What it may look like if Bermuda had one.
Do you think the public should know the names of sexual offenders? ……..Click here to view

Parent Life TV – Part 1 – May 18, 2013
Host Katrina Ball interviews S.C.A.R.S and Coalition for the Protection of Children on the subject of Child Sexual Abuse in Bermuda….. Click here to view

Royal Gazette March 21, 2013
This last weekend I attended a training session put on by SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets). SCARS is a Bermudian organization created to address the situation as it presents itself in Bermuda. They presented a curriculum developed by Stewards of Children, which is a program of Darkness to Light…..Click here to read more

Bermuda Sun March 8, 2013
Bermuda’s top judge has ordered a review of sentencing policy in child sex abuse cases.Chief Justice Ian Kawaley disclosed the move after concern was expressed by children’s rights advocates that some sentences do not reflect the gravity of offenses. Jon Brunson of SCARS, which tackles child sex abuse, and Sheelagh Cooper of the Coalition for the Protection of Children….click here to read more

Bermuda Sun March 8,2013
Child sex abuse awareness training should be mandatory for judges and magistrates, a child protection charity said this week. Jon Brunson, executive director of SCARS, a body that works to prevent of child sex abuse, was speaking after Senior Magistrate Archibald Warner handed out a suspended sentence to a man who admitted having sex with a 14-year-old girl (see reference in story above)…….Click here to read more

BERNEWS March 5, 2013
1,235 people turned up for the Argus Walks the Walk with The Centre on Philanthropy Charity 5K that took place on Sunday, February 24, the most ever in the four-year-old event.The $33,740 raised and 118 charities representing a myriad of causes were also all-time highs for this unique fundraiser where participants chose which charity received their entry fee as a donation……Click here to read more

Bermuda Sun Feb 13, 2013
North Village became the first sports club to complete training on how to spot sexual abuse. Eight coaches attended a seminar hosted by Saving Children And Revealing Secrets (SCARS) Monday night at First Baptist Church…. Click here to read more

Channel 80 January 31st
The Issues with Richard Smith …..Click here to view

Royal Gazette Jan 11, 2013
The Argus group has partnered with SCARS Bermuda to help the charity reach more adults with its training program. Along with making a financial donation to make the ‘Darkness to Light Stewards of Children’ training program free, Argus has allowed the charity to use its conference room facilities for the training.. Click here to read more


Bermuda Sun Jan 11, 2013
The Argus Group today announces that it has selected SCARS Bermuda as one of its key community partners and has been helping the charity reach more adults with its ‘Darkness to Light Stewards of Children’ training programme. Argus made a financial donation to SCARS to enable it to offer the training free of charge to participants and providing conference room facilities where the training takes place.
.. Click here to read more

VSB News Jan 10, 2013
SCARS Interview.………Click here to view

BERNEWS Jan 10, 2013
The Argus Group has selected SCARS Bermuda as one of its key community partners and has been helping the charity reach more adults with its ‘Darkness to Light Stewards of Children’ training programme. Argus made a financial donation to SCARS to enable it to offer the training free of charge to participants and providing conference room facilities where the training takes place…..
Click here to read more

2012 News Articles

Royal Gazette Nov 1, 2012
A double fundraising boost has rounded off the first year of operation for sexual abuse awareness charity SCARS. Saving Children and Revealing Secrets has worked with youth service workers and others to help them identify and properly react to child sexual abuse cases since it was formed in late 2011 Click here to read more


Royal Gazette Sept 22, 2012

Sexual abuse charity SCARS has worked with a dozen youth service workers to help them identify and properly react to child sexual abuse cases. Staff from Child and Family Services, schools, camps and North Village Community Club were trained to be “authorized facilitators”, meaning that they can now pass on training to the staff and volunteers at their organizations, along with the greater community Click here to read more


Royal Gazette Aug 30, 2012

A campaigner has called for stronger laws to encourage child victims of sexual abuse to come forward.Debi Ray-Rivers of Saving Children and Revealing Secrets (SCARS) spoke out after a string of such cases came before the Island’s courts... Click here to read more

 

Bermuda Sun Aug 29, 2012
Child sex abuse laws must be strengthened to encourage more victims to come forward, according to the charity Saving Children and Revealing Secrets.The call comes after a string of alleged child abuse cases were brought before the island’s courtsClick here to read more

 

Royal Gazette May 15, 2012
Hot on the heels of a high-profile child sexual exploitation case, the Island’s first charity devoted to the issue launched its program for certification in spotting, preventing and dealing with child sex abuseClick here to read more

 

Bermuda Sun May 13, 2012
A group of women held a 12-hour stitching marathon yesterday to make a point about child sexual abuse.Members of the Bermuda Guild of Stitchery celebrated their 16th anniversary by holding the fundraising event for the charity SCARS (Saving Children and Revealing Secrets)… Click here to read more

 

Bermuda Sun Mar 28, 2012
A charity set up to protect children has urged schools and youth clubs to ensure they have effective policies to prevent abuse.SCARS says every establishment that children attend should have a framework of policies aimed at minimizing the risk of child sexual abuse… Click here to read more


Royal Gazette Jan 11, 2012
Bermuda’s first charity aimed specifically at child sexual abuse is celebrating its official approval by going live on the Internet and courting supporters at this week’s Bermuda Marathon Weekend road racesClick here to read more


Royal Gazette July 13, 2012
News of a Facebook page identifying Bermuda’s convicted sex offenders drew a swift response from the group SCARS — a charity devoted to combating child sexual abuse… Click here to read more