On Sunday 16th November 2009, Australian Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd, delivered an apology to the child migrants and thousands of Australian orphans who were abused in care in Australia as children.
It was also announced by the British Government that Gordon Brown would apologise for the programmes that sent hundreds of thousands of British children to Australia, Canada and other Commonwealth nations.
Read more about this story here: Australian Apology
The Care Leavers Association is calling for Gordon Brown to extend his New Year apology and to offer an apology to all care leavers who experienced abuse while in care in the UK. We believe that there is a need for an independent inquiry so that, like Australia, the UK can acknowledge and offer an apology for the events that took place.
Tell us your thoughts on this subject. You can also vote in our poll about whether the British Government should offer an apology, here: Poll