Welcome to the Child Migrants Trust

The Child Migrants Trust was established in 1987 by Margaret Humphreys CBE, OAM; a Nottinghamshire Social Worker. It addresses the issues surrounding the deportation of children from Britain. In the post-war period, child migrants as young as three were shipped to Canada, New Zealand, the former Rhodesia and Australia, a practice that continued as late as 1970.

The Child Migrants Trust, a registered charity in both Australia and Britain, provides a range of social work services, including counselling and support  for family reunions. The Trust's offices in Nottingham, UK as well as Perth and Melbourne in Australia also offer information, advice and family research to former child migrants and their families.

Please take time to browse our website. It displays useful information and memorable photographs of former child migrants, as children and adults, to give you a window into our vital work.

Ian Great North Run

Click here to support this lone runner for the Child Migrants Trust at the Great North Run on 7th September 2014


Family Restoration Fund


For more details and application forms for the Family Restoration Fund, please click here

 

Funding and Support


Many individuals and families have given donations, both large and small, to maintain the Trust's services over the past two decades. At critical times, this support has been absolutely essential to the survival of the Trust.

We also acknowledge and thank the following organisations which have provided recent funding for the Trust's work:

British Government, Department of Health
Nottinghamshire County Council
Federal Australian Government - Department of Immigration and Citizenship
Australian Government Department of Social Services
State Government of Western Australia, Department for Child Protection
Victoria State Government, Department of Human Services
Lotterywest, Western Australia

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Make a Donation

If you would like to make a donation you can use the online facility by clicking on the image below, or by writing to us at an address shown on our contact page here

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Latest News

Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry to focus on Child Migration 12/08/2014

The Northern Ireland Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry will focus on a migration scheme which involved the transport of children to Australia when it recommences its public hearings at the beginning of September.Public hearings for the Inquiry’s second module of evidence will commence at 11am on… read more

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