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

In 1992 savings were being made by Colgrain, 29 Highbury New Park and Grosvenor having 27 places as Grosvenor was no longer having 3 bedded units.

Islington Council minutes, 22.10.1992
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