Search

Kids’ abuse scandal: Islington Survivors Network renews desperate appeal for donations to save it from collapse

PUBLISHED: 07:00 12 February 2018 | UPDATED: 08:08 12 February 2018

Social worker Dr Liz Davies, founder of Islington Survivors Network and whistleblower on the Islington children's home abuse scandal. Picture: Ken Mears

Social worker Dr Liz Davies, founder of Islington Survivors Network and whistleblower on the Islington children's home abuse scandal. Picture: Ken Mears

Archant

Islington Survivors Network has received donations totalling £320 since the Gazette’s front page appeal, but it desperately needs more.

The volunteer group, headed up by Dr Liz Davies, links together survivors of abuse at the hands of council-run kids’ homes in the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s, and helps with advocacy and travel.

“So far, 80 abuse survivors have come forward,” Dr Davies told the Gazette. “We are now getting about six a week. Each one has to be contacted and spoken to.”

ISN is also providing evidence to an independent inquiry into Sandy Marks’ alleged pro-paedophile past, thanks to a Gazette investigation in May. Ms Marks is a former mayor and chaired the social services committee between 1991 and 1995, more than a decade after documents show she was involved with pro-paedophile lobby group Fallen Angels. She has called the allegations “untrue and unfounded”.

Visit gofundme.com/282fy5w to donate.

Related articles

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Islington Gazette visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Islington Gazette staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Islington Gazette account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Islington News Stories

A multi-billion-pound gas company has bowed to opposition and abandoned plans to partially astroturf the historic Canonbury Square Gardens.

Yesterday, 17:16

Bookworms could get their names in works by high-profile authors such as Margaret Atwood and Lee Child and raise money for a Holloway torture charity at the same time.

Yesterday, 16:02

Two new police constables will be deployed to Highbury West next month to help tackle drug-related problems across the ward, the Gazette can reveal.

Yesterday, 12:38

A walk through history will raise cash for the mayor of Islington’s chosen charities on Sunday.

Yesterday, 11:47

The community celebrated “sustainability” and British apples in Gillespie Park on Sunday.

Yesterday, 11:00

Nearly 20 people were arrested in a wave of early morning raids across north and south London, with drugs and cash seized linked to drug dealing and violence in Camden Lock Market.

Yesterday, 09:50

Youngsters gained insights into the world of business at a King’s Cross careers event on Monday night.

Wed, 16:58

Wireless promoters defended the music festival at a licence review hearing last night, saying it is a “celebration of grime music” that causes no public nuisance.

PROMOTED CONTENT

Fostering older teenagers means giving them the skills for life as an adult. Here, a supportive lodgings carer with Islington Council and young adult who has left care share their stories

Newsletter Sign Up

Islington Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Islington Gazette
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now