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
HOW TO USE THIS RESOURCE
Find the area of interest or concern you wish to know more information about.
CLICK ON A BOX BELOW
On the topic page, find the age of the child you wish to know more information about.
NOTE: not all areas are age specific
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
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
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
Attention Difficulties and/ or Hyperactive Behaviour
Family Environmental Stressors
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