By Rachael Burford For Mailonline
Gordon Brown has accused the UK authorities of ’criminal negligence’ for ignoring the alleged abuse of British children sent to abroad
Thousands of British children, some as young as five, who were sent abroad to start a new life may have been sexually abused – and then moved as part of a cover up.
Former Prime Minster Gordon Brown has accused the UK authorities of ’criminal negligence’ for ignoring the alleged abuse of children who were relocated under the Child Migrants Programme from the 1920s to the 60s.
Writing in the Mirror, he claimed new evidence suggests many children fell victim to sexual predators before they left the U.K and that the Home Office was warned they were at further risk abroad.
Under the Child Migrants Programme, poverty-stricken youngsters were compulsorily deported to Australia, Canada and other parts of the Commonwealth until it was stopped in 1970.
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