Child Migration: Lessons for Today

Thursday, August 16th, 2012

The Child Care History Network and the Child Migrants Trust presentA One-Day Conference:
Child Migration: Lessons for Today

During the 19th and 20th centuries, about 130,000 children were sent from the UK to Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Zimbabwe to give them a fresh start and to boost the population of developing nations. The last ones went as recently as 1970. Some did well, but many were exploited and deceived by those who should have safeguarded them. It is only in recent years that public apologies have led to serious attempts by the British and Australian governments to help those who were mistreated.

DATE: Monday 15 October 2012
VENUE: National Maritime Museum, Liverpool

AIMS
- to share the latest research on the subject,
- to identify what went wrong and how it happened, and
- to examine the lessons for today’s policy making and practice.

SPEAKERS WILL INCLUDE:

Professor Roy Parker, who has recently researched emigration to Canada
David Hinchliffe, former MP who, as the Chair of the Health Select Committee, led a parliamentary inquiry into the welfare of Britain’s child migrants
Dr Margaret Humphreys CBE, OAM, International Director, Child Migrants Trust
Jim Hyland, former child care manager and historian
The conference is open to a wide range of professionals and students, people whose relatives were sent abroad, historians, social workers, lawyers or child care workers.

The charge for the day will be £45 to include refreshments and lunch.

Please make cheques payable to “CCHN”.
Applications should be sent to:

CCHN Conference Booking
C/O Planned Environment Therapy Trust
Barns House, Church Lane
Toddington near Cheltenham
Glos. GL54 5DQ

PLEASE FORWARD THIS EMAIL and PLEASE CIRCULATE THE ATTACHED FLYER TO ANYONE YOU THINK MIGHT BE INTERESTED

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Child Care History Network
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