Child Abuse Inquiry To Include Submissions From Children Sent To Australia

The exploitation of the innocent.

Researching Reform

In a very welcome move, the nation’s Independent Inquiry Into Child Sexual Abuse has decided to look into what happened to children taken from their parents and sent to Australia and Canada between 1920 and 1970.

Researching Reform has been quietly campaigning for this particular event to be investigated and in March 2015 we wrote to Australia’s Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse urging them to look into the thousands of children who arrived from England only to be left homeless, and all too often rounded up by religious institutions who went on to sexually and physically abuse them for decades.

We sent the Royal Commission an email outlining the details and included a link to a speech made by  Lord Blackheath, a peer in the House of Lords, who was himself part of the emigration movement at the time, organising for these children to leave England and be transported…

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