A website dedicated to helping children who were abused in Islington Care Homes has been set up by a survivor of abuse in collaboration with Liz Davies, the social worker who first exposed the Islington Abuse scandal in 1992.
The Islington Survivors Network offers all sorts of information, from support helplines, to a list of contacts which includes politicians, whistleblowers and journalists. There is even a list of charged abusers who have been publicly named.
The Network is also actively involved in the nation’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, and there is a Survivors’ Contact Form for anyone who is a survivor or has been a child witness to abuse. There is a separate contact form for adult witnesses.
The site also says the following:
“If you are a victim of or witness to physical, sexual, emotional abuse or neglect, within an Islington Children’s Home, Foster Home, Adoptive Home or within an organised network of abuse in Islington, we would like to hear from you.
Children’s Homes Include:
Beecholme, Colgrain, Conewood Street/Park Place, Dixton, Elwood Street, Gisburne House, Grosvenor Avenue, Harlow, Highbury Crescent, Highbury Grove, 29 Highbury New Park, 80 Highbury New Park, Holmleigh (Solna Road), Hutton Poplars, Mildmay Park, New Park House, Northampton Park, Shephall Manor, Sheringham Road, The Village
A recent article explains in more detail how the Network came about and some of the terrible experiences of abuse children in these Homes suffered.
If you’d like to get in touch with the Islington Survivors Network, you can Email: firstname.lastname@example.org