British child migrant compensation scheme

The UK government has set up an ex-gratia payment scheme for post-war former British child migrants who were sent from the UK and Crown Dependencies (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) by a church, state, voluntary or other organisation to Australia, New Zealand, Canada and Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe). Some were sent to Southern Rhodesia without parents or guardians between 1948 and 1962. It is believed that around 276 were sent from the UK to Bulawayo. Some may be eligible for ex-gratia payments of up to £20,000 following an inquiry into abuse that many suffered. The details of the scheme:

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