The Independent Inquiry into Child Sex Abuse (IICSA) has been reviewing the resettlement schemes which forcibly relocated children after the war until 1970. This was part of a long-standing policy put in place to relieve pressure on orphanages and strengthen populations, particularly in Commonwealth countries.
The IICSA investigation into the final 4000 children sent from Britain to Zimbabwe and Australia has found that the children suffered forced labour and emotional and sexual abuse. It recommended a compensation scheme be set up. However, as no such scheme was set up, the claimants have commenced an action for damages in the High Court.
Justin Levinson is instructed by Alan Collins of Hugh James to represent the claimants.
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