INQUIRY INTO CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE
CHILD MIGRATION PROGRAMMES, MARCH 2018
On 1st March 2018, IICSA released its first report on the Child Migration Programmes that occurred within the UK for decades. The report is 174 pages long, so I have outlined the contents, findings, institutions involved, problems that occurred etc.
It made shocking reading.
CHILD MIGRATION PROGRAMMES BACKGROUND
For those that aren’t familiar with what these were – In short UK governments were taking children in orphanages from the ages of five onwards and sending them overseas to places such as Australia, New Zealand, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and Canada. Despite promises of oranges and sunshine and happy lives, many children became part of a conveyer belt of slave labour which included torture, neglect and abuse within a system so flawed that they were left exposed to predators. The deception that occurred is also part of the…
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