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

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

SCARS On Protecting Children During Holidays

News  |  November 24, 2021

Saving Children and Revealing Secrets [SCARS] is reminding the public to make sure that children are protected and free from harm this holiday season, and provided a series of advisory images. One of their graphics says, “The holidays are a wonderful time to be around family and friends, especially for our precious children. But we need to make sure that they are protected aga... Read more

Charities Share $35K From RUBiS Calendar

News  |  November 22, 2021

RUBiS Energy Bermuda Ltd. announced that nine local charities will share $35,000.00 generated from the proceeds of the 2021 RUBiS Calendar. These charities are: Bermuda Bicycle Association.Bermuda Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.Bermuda Zoological Society.Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Bermuda.Friends of Hospice.Open Airways.P.A.L.S.Packwood Home; &SCARS [Saving Children... Read more

Liberty Employees Participate In Kayak4Kids

News  |  September 27, 2021

Ten Liberty employees recently took part in the annual SCARS Kayak4Kids event, an undertaking aimed at raising money for the charity. A spokesperson said, “Team Liberty took to the waters this weekend to participate in the annual SCARS Kayak4Kids event, a two day event which saw individuals and teams kayak around the island to raise money for the charity SCARS. “Ten Liberty employees wo... Read more

Paddle power raises $160,000 for prevention of child sex abuse

News  |  September 27, 2021

Kayaks, paddleboarders and a rower completed a marathon circuit of the island yesterday to raise almost $160,000 for a charity focused on the prevention of child sex abuse. The money will be used to help fund free training for adults by Saving Children And Revealing Secrets (Scars). Debi Ray-Rivers, the founder and executive director of Scars, said: “These funds are a huge help and wi... Read more

Par 5 Golf Club raises $5,000 for SCARS

News  |  September 13, 2021

Par 5 Golf Club raises $5,000 for SCARS https://youtu.be/jxUKur602mM ... Read more

Child Abuse Awareness Campaign

News  |  June 9, 2021

SCARS, The Coalition for the Protection of Children, and The Family Centre are collaborating on a child sexual abuse awareness campaign this month. A spokesperson said, “The message of the campaign is to discuss child sexual abuse and to illustrate the connection between many afflictions we see in some adults. These afflictions include how coping with eating disorders, drug abuse, violence, ... Read more

Paul Njoroge Donates To Local Charities

News  |  March 11, 2021

In an incredibly gracious gesture, Paul Njoroge — who lost his wife, three children and mother-in-law in the Ethiopian Airlines plane crash two years ago today — has facilitated a donation of more than $440,000 to Bermuda charities in appreciation for the outpouring of support he received from the people of Bermuda. The Ethiopian Airlines jet crashed shortly after take-off on Mar... Read more