RED FLAGS BERMUDA:

AT-A-GLANCE REFERRAL GUIDELINES

Welcome to Red Flags Bermuda !

This Bermuda Early Years initiative aims to increase public awareness of the significance of Early Childhood Development. It has also been adapted to make information on available resources more accessible to members of the public as well as to early years professionals for whom the original Red Flags tools, worldwide, were developed.

All efforts here go towards helping young children thrive by providing the adults around them with information on how to make the early years the best of a child's life.

Knowing what to look for if a child is failing to thrive is important. We hope the "Red Flags" information is helpful to you as early years professionals, parents, or primary caregivers, and members of the community.

To learn more about how red flags came to be CLICK HERE

HOSPITAL                                                       (441) 236-2345

FAMILY SERVICES                                          (441) 236-0224

CENTRE AGAINST ABUSE                             (441) 297-8278

CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT                 (441) 235-0746

POLICE CODE-A-PHONE                               (441) 235-1140

POLICE CRIME & DRUG PREVENTION        (441) 235-0746

HAMILTON POLICE STATION                       (441) 295-0011

SOMERSET POLICE STATION                       (441) 234-1010

ST.GEORGE'S POLICE STATION                    (441) 297-1122

Duty to Report

Knowing when a child is at risk and in need of protection is important for all adults in Bermuda, but particularly for early year professionals, who share a level of responsibility for safeguarding or promoting a child's welfare.

This responsibility is called a "Duty to Report"

Some key facts about child protection and how to report a concern about the welfare of a child can be found at 

www.police.bm/content/what-child-abuse#1

HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE

1

Find the area of interest or concern you wish to know more information about.

CLICK ON A BOX BELOW

STEP ONE

2

On the topic page, find the age of the child you wish to know more information about.

NOTE: not all areas are age specific

 

STEP TWO

3

Closest age without going over: If the child is between the age levels (e.g., 2 years, 2 mos, check the lower age range for Red Flags, e.g., 2 years

STEP THREE

4

Read through the list and identify if the child is demonstrating any of the Red Flags at their age level. Click on any buttons or links for more information

STEP FOUR

5

Red Flags may be signs of delayed development. If you have concerns, contact a pediatrician family doctor, child and family services and other professionals referenced in the resource tables

STEP FIVE

Attachment & Relationships

Self Regulation

Prematurity

Sensory

Sleep

Fine Motor

Gross Motor

Vision

Hearing

Speech & Language

Behaviour

Social/Emotional

Nutrition

Feeding & Swallowing

Dental & Oral Health

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Domestic Violence

Physical Abuse

Sexual Abuse

Emotional Abuse

Neglect, Abandonment & Incapacity

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Learning Disabilities

Intellectual & Developmental Disabilites

Attention Difficulties and/ or Hyperactive Behaviour

Mild Traumatic

Brain Injury

Family Environmental Stressors

Maternal Mental Illness

Resilience

Anxiety

Selective Mutism

Smoking

Kindergarten & School Readiness

Subsidy Information

Abuse Related Services - Table

Support Services - Table

Practitioners & Agencies - Table

Preschools & Nurseries - Table

Emergency Services & Reporting - Table

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RED FLAGS AT ANY STAGE

NOT ACHIEVING INDICATED DEVELOPMENTAL MILESTONES

STRONG PARENT CONCERNS

SIGNIFICANT LOSS OF SKILLS, LACK OF RESPONSE TO SOUND OR VISUAL STIMULI

POOR INTERACTION WITH ADULTS OR OTHER CHILDREN

DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RIGHT AND LEFT SIDES OF BODY IN STRENGTH, MOVEMENT OR TONE

LOOSE AND FLOPPY MOVEMENTS (LOW TONE) OR STIFF AND TENSE (HIGH TONE