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Support in Islington for survivors of non-recent child abuse

The impact of the harm caused in childhood can continue into adulthood. Our aim is to enable those affected by the negative consequences of non-recent childhood abuse to enjoy good health and thrive.

If you have been affected by abuse within Islington’s children’s homes up to the 1990s, you may be eligible for support.

Types of support

Examples of how we can help you include:

• Accessing trauma support
• Accessing your care records held by children’s services and supporting you to understand your time in care
• Work and learning
• Community and health and wellbeing activities
• Housing and welfare advice and support

What we do

We work with you to identify and arrange person-centred support that can lead a positive future.

It is easy to get in touch. To access support for yourself, or on someone behalf, please complete the online referral form

Other sources of support in Islington

Islington Survivors Network (ISN) is an independent organisation, separate from the council, which supports and campaigns for survivors: See the ISN website

If you are concerned an abuser may still be working with children, please contact Islington’s Local Authority Designated Officer. Alternatively, you can report a criminal offence by calling the police on 101.

Islington Council is also consulting on Non-Recent Child Abuse Proposed Support Payment Scheme for survivors of abuse suffered while placed by the council in one of its children’s homes from 1966 to 1995. The scheme would become part of the council’s existing support offer as outlined below on this page.

Consultation is now open, and comments and suggestions can be made until Tuesday, 18 May 2021. 

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