The Church of England Advisory Council of Empire Settlement and Post-War Child Migration to Australia

GORDON LYNCH
2020 The Journal of Ecclesiastical History  
Between 1947 and 1965, 408 British children were sent to Australia under the auspices of the Church of England Advisory Council of Empire Settlement and its successor bodies. Situating this work in wider policy contexts, this article examines how the council involved itself in this work with support from some senior clergy and laity despite being poorly resourced to do so. Noting the council's failure to maintain standards expected of this work by the Home Office and child-care professionals,
more » ... e article considers factors underlying this which both reflected wider tensions over child migration in the post-war period as well as those specific to the council.
doi:10.1017/s0022046920000081 fatcat:zxc43brkovc4bpviqukefpvqpa