Emotions and history Parliament closes painful chapter on foster care
Parliament has approved a CHF300 million ($308 million) financial compensation scheme for victims of a foster care system that ...
Despite Switzerland's current reputation as a wealthy country, as recently as the 1970s children from poor families were routinely sent by the authorities to live with farming families as child labourers under a harsh care system. This widely-accepted practice involved tens of thousands of children. Revelations of ill-treatment and abuse have emerged in recent years, prompting a government apology and moves towards official compensation.
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