Government should pay compensation to children sent abroad says sexual abuse inquiry – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 2nd, 2018 in child abuse, children, compensation, news by tracey

‘The Government faces paying thousands in compensation to child migrants who were sexually abused during an overseas settlement policy. Britain’s child migration programmes saw thousands, many in care or from poor backgrounds, sent to countries including Australia and New Zealand, partly to save money on care costs. The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse found that successive UK governments, which played a “central role” in the policy, “failed to ensure that there were in place sufficient measures to protect children from sexual abuse”.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st March 2018