IAC Releases 2019 Annual Report

At its recent Annual General Meeting, IAC released its 2019 Annual Report. Click here to download a copy. https://www.iacbermuda.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/IAC-Annual-Report-2019-3.pdf ... Read more

An Ambition of Compassionate Care

The following represents the key points as delivered by the author at the annual meeting of the Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families The training committee of the IAC has brought forward a theme for the year that is near and dear to all of us — the thought of “Compassionate Care” in the way in which we deliver services to vulnerable populations, and how we interact with each o... Read more

A Childhood on Fire – breaking the cycle of childhood trauma

Watch this short documentary featured by the Guardian: When Nick Hurndon was six years old he and his two older brothers were set on fire by their stepfather in their San Francisco home. Now in his early forties, Nick is a retired Marine and is raising two sons that are about the same age he was when he was set ablaze. This is a film about childhood trauma and the effects that abuse had on his sen... Read more

All in the Family: a Collaborative IAC Opinion Editorial

The recent passing of the Employment [Maternity Leave Extension and Paternity Leave] Amendment Act is to be celebrated. This reflects recognition that the first few months of a child’s life are critical to attachment and bonding in families. The Employment Act changes, due to take effect in January, make provision for 13 weeks of paid maternity leave and five days of paid paternity leave. Thi... Read more

Campaigners Call for Alternative Approach

Campaigners called yesterday for Bermuda to come together for the sake of its children after stories about trauma suffered by minors in care services. They insisted there must be greater consideration given to alternative options that would limit the number of young people sent to treatment centres overseas. Tiffanne Thomas, an independent social worker, said: “One story of allegations of ... Read more

Young sex offenders must address their behaviour

A coalition of social services agencies has called for restorative justice in cases where young people are convicted of sexual offences. The Inter-Agency Committee for Children and Families said people convicted of sexual offences, particularly those aged under 18, needed to understand the harm they caused their victims and help to tackle the causes of the behaviour to prevent further off... Read more