On 29th August 2018 BBC News reported that some of the child migrants who were sent to Australia from the UK are planning to sue the UK Government. The article explains… Between 1945-70, some 4,000 children were separated from their families and sent to Australia and Zimbabwe. The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) consideredContinue reading “A promise of a better life”
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Best-selling author of all time!
Any guesses as to who is the most read author in the world? Well, according to a recent Wikipaedia article, it is Agatha Christie – who has estimated sales of between two and four billion! Even beating the bard, William Shakespeare! Hercule Poirot appeared in 33 of her published ‘whodunits’ – which numbered 85 inContinue reading “Best-selling author of all time!”
Not lost, but abandoned
It was 1986 when Nottinghamshire social worker, Margaret Humphreys, was first contacted by a former child migrant in Australia. She was asked if she could help track down his family in the UK. That was just the start of a long journey for Margaret, and for the many individuals and families she has helped sinceContinue reading “Not lost, but abandoned”
The Forgotten Children
I will let the words of the Child Migrants Trust tell this story… ‘Britain is the only country in the world with a sustained history of child migration. Only Britain has used child migration as a key part of its child care strategy over four centuries rather than as a last resort during times ofContinue reading “The Forgotten Children”