Government is refusing to update the public on its internal investigation into child abuse allegations at the Department of Child and Family Services, despite pledging the process will be transparent. And it appears that the minister and permanent secretary Wayne Carey are themselves conducting the probe – betraying another pledge to recruit an independent party […]
Archives for September 2018
DCFS Director Maybury narrowly evaded court ordered arrest
An exasperated family court was forced to issue a warrant ordering the arrest of Child and Family Services Director Alfred Maybury after he repeatedly failed to attend court for a case involving a child in his official care. That is just one of several claims about the director’s performance of his duties detailed in lawyer…...
Tiffanne Thomas: “Somebody help these children”
On July 19, Tiffanne Thomas wrote an open letter to the Premier alerting him to the fact that, for the past 20 years, Bermuda has failed to protect the rights of vulnerable children who have no where else to turn to but the state. In this July 20 interview she explains the situation and urges […]
The crisis at Bermuda’s child protection agency
A statement from lawyer Saul Dismont of law firm Marshall, Diel and Myers
Saul Dismont of law firm Marshall, Diel and Myers has sent us this statement following our story on allegations of child abuse and neglect at the Department of Child and Family Services. Dismont’s letter to the Minister of Social Development and Sport was at the instruction of Litigation Guardian Tiffanne Thomas an independent representative of […]
Children allege neglect and abuse by child protection agency
Minister promises swift investigation; Director of Child and Family Services placed on leave pending outcome of probe.
Children under the care of the Department of Child and Family Services have made a number of allegations of neglect and abuse by staff, staff being drunk while on duty and intimidation and harassment for reporting their concerns. Government has placed the department’s director on ‘administrative leave’ following complaints of improper handling of the allegations…....