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Tinée Furbert, the Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors (File photograph Akil Simmons)

The Government has launched a child abuse prevention campaign that aims to bring the community together to make positive change.

Go Blue for Child Abuse Prevention is being spearheaded by the Department of Child and Family Services to coincide with Child Abuse Prevention Month.

Tinée Furbert, the Minister of Youth, Social Development and Seniors, said: “As April unfolds, so does our commitment to safeguarding our community's most vulnerable members.

“We believe that protecting our children is everyone's responsibility, and together we can make a meaningful difference. That's why we're calling on you to participate in our campaign by donning blue and sharing your solidarity on social media platforms.”

The department will highlight the importance of child protection while raising awareness about preventing child abuse and neglect. It is inviting the community to join their efforts on April 26 by wearing blue and taking a photograph or video.

Images can be shared on social media platforms, including X, Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and via internal e-mails using the hashtags #goblue4bdaskids, #noexcuse4childabusebda, and #protectingchildrenmorein2024.

Ms Furbert added: “Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to join the movement. By coming together in a sea of blue, we send a powerful message: there's no excuse for child abuse, and protecting our children is a top priority in 2024 and beyond.

“This campaign is more than just wearing a colour — it's a symbol of our collective commitment to nurturing safe and supportive environments for our children to thrive. Let's paint Bermuda blue and ignite conversations that lead to real change.

“Together we can build a safer, brighter future for every child in our community.”

For more information or to report suspected child abuse, call 278-9111

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Published April 17, 2024 at 10:55 am (Updated April 17, 2024 at 4:47 pm)

Child abuse prevention campaign launched

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