Payment scheme for former British child migrants: guidelines

Information on the payment scheme for former British child migrants, including criteria for making an application.



This document contains details of the payment scheme that has been set up by the UK government for former British child migrants, who were sent overseas as part of the government’s historic participation in child migration programmes.

The guidelines provide information on:

  • eligibility for a payment
  • making an application for a payment
  • the appeals process

Applications for payment are being processed by the Child Migrants Trust.

Published 17 April 2019
Last updated 13 August 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added information to the 'Eligibility for a payment' section on the legal documentation that beneficiaries of former British child migrants will need to support a claim.
  2. Added information on who the scheme is open to, under 'Eligibility for a payment'.
  3. First published.