29 Highbury New Park

Address: 29 Highbury New Park, London N5
Open: 1969 – 1992

Picture from Islington Gazette, 12th February 1988

Number of ISN survivors that lived at 29 Highbury New Park children’s home. 27: 12 women and 15 men

1970s: 7 boys 5 girls

1980s: 6 boys 6 girls

1990s: 2 boys 1 girl

Numbers of children named by ISN survivors as living at 29 HIghbury New Park children’s home: 88: 39 girls and 49 boys 

1970s: 26 boys 18 girls

1980s: 19 boys 20 girls

1990s: 4 boys 1 girls

Residential staff named by ISN survivors as working in 29 Highbury New Park children’s home: 109:

52 men and 57 women (1970-1992)

Life at 29 Highbury New Park children’s home This information will be added soon

In 1982, children were forced to sleep on the floor at a former day centre on Corsica Street due to strike action.

Islington Gazette 26.2.82
The Times, 25.02.1982

In 1983, 7 children, aged 14-17 years, were left unattended for 20 hours. One residential care worker left them and said there should have been two staff on duty. (Islington Gazette 7.10.83) ‘

Islington Gazette, 07.10.1983
Islington Gazette, 12.02.1988
Daily Mirror, 09.08.1971
Opening and closure of the home 1966-92
Islington Council minutes, 11.01.1966 (continued below)
Planning document, 18.06.1968
Islington Council minutes, 22.10.1992