Friday, 1 February 2019

UK child migrants sent to Australia offered $36k compensation

An article in The Guardian reads in part:

"On Friday, in a letter seen by the Guardian, the government said it would give former child migrants £20,000. It said the compensation scheme was open to any former British child migrant who was alive on 1 March 2018, or beneficiaries of any former child migrant who was alive on 1 March 2018 but had since died...
The claimant must have been sent by a church, state, voluntary or other organisation … and must not have been accompanied by an adult family member, or sent to live with a member of their birth family,"

Although the focus is Australia, where child migration continued much later than to Canada, there are a few living in Canada who would qualify.

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/01/uk-child-migrants-sent-to-australia-offered-just-20k-compensation

Thanks to Charles Godwin for the tip.

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