A House of Commons committee has delivered a scathing report on the policy of child migration and called for immediate action to help its victims find their surviving relatives in the UK.
Under the policy, which only ended in 1967, thousands of children were sent with government approval by church organisations and charities to Commonwealth countries such as Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
The children were classed as orphans but most of them were not. They came mainly from poor families or were born to unmarried mothers.
Once abroad, they were frequently used as cheap labour or became the victims of physical or sexual abuse.
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