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The Coalition for the Protection of Children

1 (441) 295 -1150

info@coalition.bm

38 Mount Hill  Road, Pembroke, Bermuda

© 2023 by the Coalition Team

We believe

that how we care for children, protect their welfare, and prepare them for the future are the most important issues we face during our lifetime.

Protecting Our Children, Breaking the Cycle

A significant number of our children do not presently enjoy a healthy, nurturing and safe home environment. This lack of security increases the likelihood that crime, drug and alcohol addiction, child abuse and family violence will continue to be perpetuated in their lives as they become adults.

Learn more about out approach  >

Breakfast for Every Child  >

Advocacy  >

Hardship Support  >

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Prevention  >

Effects of Neglect & Abuse on Children 

Our History

The Coalition for the Protection of Children (CPC) was established in 1992 to address the need for a non-governmental organization to advocate on behalf of children and their families. The CPC was instrumental in developing the New Protection of Children Legislation in 2000, successfully lobbied for new Day Care regulations and established the Inter-agency Planning Committee for Children.

 

The CPC expanded into direct service provision to meet the growing needs of Bermudian children and their families. Over the years, the CPC’s services have included intervention, therapeutic treatment, a child abuse hotline, food assistance and a free Breakfast program.

 

Currently, we operate a walk-in crisis intervention centre, with life-coaching and a triage service. We offer grocery support for struggling families through our onsite storehouse, as well as an educational fund for caregivers who are looking to improve their skills. We facilitate 2 school-based programs: Speak up Be Safe, which is a child abuse prevention program and the Breakfast Program.

Our Vision

We envision a Bermuda where every child grows up in a safe, healthy, nurturing environment with equal access to proper nutrition and advancement opportunities. 

 
 

Our Mission

Our mission is to heighten public awareness of children's issues, advocate on behalf of families and provide services which address critical but unmet needs. 

 

We aim to:

  • Achieve  a broadly based understanding  in the community about the importance of providing a safe, healthy and nurturing environment for children;

  • Provide therapeutic services to children and their families seeking assistance;

  • Encourage and support self-sufficiency through programs and services that seek to empower families;

  • Advocate for child protection and rights through policy, procedures and legislation;

  • Promote a restorative, holistic and healing approach to issues that impact children and their families;

  • Ensure that an adequate safety-net exists for the prevention, intervention and treatment of children and families who have experienced trauma by working collaboratively with other helping agencies.

 

Our Progress, Your Involvement

Between 25% and 30% of black children in Female Headed households live in situations in which basic nutritional meals are not available to them on a consistent basis (as a result of poverty).

Trained, caring staff

that are passionate and motivated to advocate on behalf our most vulnerable

 

The CPC is thankful to have officially obtained certification by the Bermuda National Standards Committee. Our goal is to produce optimal results and have a measured impact with our work. Good governance, accountability and indicators for success drive us to constantly improve our efforts. Meeting international best practice standards is not only important to us as a team but is foundational in terms of our sustainability as an organization.

Our Structure

Our Board of Directors are active, capable, and diverse. Management guides, procedures, and Charters support the achievement of the organization's mission and goals.
 

There are job descriptions for each officer (Chair, Deputy Chair, Treasurer and Secretary), with accountability structured so that no one person has full authority/autonomy but answers to the governing body as a whole.  General rules, regulations and policies are formulated in accordance with the standards of excellence as outlined by the BNSC.
 

Members of the Board are not remunerated and serve as independent directors; compliant to our Conflict of Interest Policy.

Fiscal Year: July 1-June 30

The Team

The daily operations of The Coalition for the Protection of Children is conducted by a passionate and dynamic team of professionals that are deeply devoted to the community.

Executive Director

Kelly L. Hunt, PGd. C.Psych

Life coach & Program Facilitator

Stephany Outerbridge

Counselor

Christyn Simons, M.S.W

Director of Client Services

Rachel Dill, MSW

Program Coordinator

Denae Burchall

Accounts

Caroline Deevy 

 

Board of Directors

Officers

Chair:  Jevon Williams. General Counsel, AIG

Deputy Chair:  Dwayne Caines. Media Relations, the Bermuda Police Services

Secretary:  Lyndsay Faries Underwriter, Tokio Millenium Re

Compliance Officer:   Caroline Deevy. CPA (ex-officio)

Treasurer:   Richard Harris

 

Members

Malika Robinson.  Social Worker, the Department of Child and Family Service

Dr. Ryan Bates.  Pediatrician, Wee Care Pediatrics

Mark Clarke. Vulnerable Persons, the Bermuda Police Services

 

Efficient operations,

effective delivery

We make the most of your support by ensuring that each dollar spent translates to the best possible results and the achievement of established goals

 

Annual Report

The Coalition for the Protection of Children (CPC) is committed to operating with transparency and sharing the meaningful impact of our work with supporters and the public.  Visit our Annual Reports and Auditor’s Reports below to learn more about our efforts across Bermuda.

Annual Report

2018 Summary Coming Soon.  Thanks to our supporters.

  • Annual Report 2018 (Coming Soon)

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