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Child Migrants Trust (1987 - )

Advocacy Body, Non-denominational and Support Service

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.

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  • Humphreys, Margaret, Oranges and Sunshine, Corgi, London, 2010, 383 pp. Details
  • Humphreys, Margaret, Empty Cradles, Doubleday, London; Sydney, 2010, 331 pp. Details

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