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Child Sex Abuse Inquiry Case Study on Child Migration closes


Closing statements were delivered in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse’s case study into the Child Migration Programmes yesterday, in which Paul Livingston is Junior Counsel to the Inquiry.

The Child Migration Programmes, which continued until the 1970s, involved children being migrated from care or voluntary institutions in England & Wales, and being placed in institutions abroad, mostly in Australia and Canada. The Case Study was set up to investigate the extent of institutional failings of Government departments, public authorities, and voluntary institutions, relating to the sexual abuse suffered by some child migrants.

The case study is part of the Inquiry’s investigation into ‘Children Outside the UK’ and heard from a large number of former child migrants, former Prime Minister Gordon Brown (please read more here) and institutional witnesses representing major children’s charities, the Catholic Church, and the UK Government.

Outer Temple barristers are also instructed in other investigations in the Inquiry: Paul Livingston and Patrick Sadd are Counsel to the Investigation into Nottinghamshire Councils, Fiona Scolding QC is Counsel to the Investigations into Residential Schools and the Anglican Church, and Imogen Egan has also been instructed as Junior Counsel.

Barristers: Imogen Egan | Patrick Sadd | Paul Livingston
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