SCARS Says ‘Thanks’ On Their 11th Anniversary

News  |  October 27, 2022

Today [Oct 27] marks the 11th anniversary of of Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS] being granted charitable status and the organisation extended their thanks to all involved and said they “will never cease in our efforts to protect the innocence of our future generations.” A spokesperson said, “Today marks 11 years of Saving Children and Revealing Secrets! With sincere gratitu... Read more

Kayakers Event To Raise Money For SCARS

News  |  September 29, 2022

Kayakers and paddleboarders will complete a loop of the island this weekend in aid of a child sexual abuse prevention charity. The seventh annual Kayak For Kids event will raise funds and awareness for Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS]. Thirty-four kayakers and two paddleboarders, followed by three jet skis and three support boats, including the Bermuda Coast G... Read more

Laws strengthening child protection now fully in place: AG

News  |  July 20, 2022

Legislation intended to strengthen child protection laws came has come into force, the Attorney-General said today. Kathy Lynn Simmons, the Attorney-General and the Minister of Legal Affairs, said that Part 5 of the Child Safeguarding (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2019 came into force on Friday when the House sat. Ms Simmons said: “The safeguarding and promotion of the welfare of our chi... Read more

Ceola Wilson One-on-One with SCARS

News  |  April 25, 2022

“April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month”.  Child Sexual Abuse is preventable and in this interview SCARS sits down with veteran Journalist, of 40 years, Ceola Wilson of Bermuda Real.    Keep in mind when listening to this interview that child molestation doesn’t only mean penetration and rape.  It also includes touching of private parts, exposure of genitalia,... Read more

Have all precautions been taken before release of this child sex offender?

News  |  February 21, 2022

I would like to appeal to all defence lawyers, parole board members and everyone involved in TeWolde Mathin Selassie’s release to stand together and advocate that those who are convicted of serious sexual assault against a child be kept incarcerated until such time they receive the best possible treatment available — The Healthy Sex Programme. If they do not pass the requirements of such ... Read more

Let’s begin with ʽNo is no’

Uncategorized  |  January 26, 2022

Having read the article about the Supreme Court upholding the conviction of a man who sexually assaulted a 15-year-old schoolgirl almost 20 years ago, we hope and pray that this survivor receives the healing required to feel worthy and understand that the assault was not her fault. This case clearly demonstrates that we can still be affected 20 years later from an experience of childhood sexua... Read more

Sex and consent education needs to be improved – charity

News  |  January 26, 2022

A charity dedicated to the protection of children appealed for better education on sex and consent to help prevent abuse. Debi Ray-Rivers, the founder and executive director of Scars, said parents and caregivers had to push past their discomfort and help children to understand the “risks and responsibilities” of sexual behaviour. Ms Ray-Rivers added: “We encourage our parents to talk ... Read more

Charities hope for better times in 2022

News  |  January 4, 2022

The pandemic has hit Bermuda hard, not least the Third Sector. Those at the heart of the island’s charities reflect on the past year and express their hopes for the year ahead. Sarah Lagan reports. The executive director for the Women’s Resource Centre, Tina Laws, said navigating Covid-19 has not been easy for anyone. “But with the support of our valued donors, community partners an... Read more