Address: New Park House, 1 Hanyards Lane, Cuffley
Open: 1965 – 1984
Number of ISN survivors that lived at New Park House children’s home. 16: 7 men and 9 women
1960s: 0 boys 1 girl
1970s 3 boys 8 girls
1980s 4 boys 0 girls
Numbers of children named by ISN survivors as living at New Park House children’s home: 88
44 boys and 44 girls
1960s: 6 boys 9 girls
1970s: 19 boys 22 girls
1980s: 19 boys 13 girls
Numbers of children named in documents as living at New Park House children’s home:
1977 council minutes state the this home is a group home for 17 children.
17 children mainly adolescent boys in 1978 ( 22.6.78 Herts & Essex Observer)
1983: A survivor’s file entry states 12 girls. Some due to leave but there are problems when the children return to Islington.
Residential staff named by ISN survivors as working in New Park House children’s home: 30: 14 men and 16 women (1968- 1984)
Life at this children’s home This information will be added soon
ISN Freedom of Information request about police investigations
The entry below for New Park House points to one man who worked in both NPH and Gisburne House. The police redactions prevent us from naming him but we believe he is now deceased.
“I had a magic fever I had it very bad, bad, bad, they wrapped me in a blanket and threw me in a van, van, van, the van was very bumpy I nearly tumbled out, out, out, and when I got to New Park House I heard the children shout, Mummy Daddy take me home from this horrible children’s home I’ve been here a year or two now they are abusing me and you!” Islington Survivor of New Park House, 2018
The above advertisement for a Senior Houseparent for New Park House is described as an ‘ interesting post for a mature person’. ‘Men and women with child care skills but not necessarily with formal training.’