Voluntary children's organisations including the Catholic Child Agency, the Salvation Army and Barnardos are denying charges from MPs that they deliberately covered up many aspects of their handling of child migration.
The charities stand accused of classifying many of the children sent to Australia, Canada and New Zealand as orphans, although the majority were not.
Other children were sent overseas without the knowledge of parents or relatives, and were later denied details of their families.
Over 100,000 children were sent to the colonies during the 100 years child migration lasted and it only came to a halt as recently as 1967.
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