How to apply

Find out how to apply to the Islington Support Payment Scheme and any supporting documentation you may need, including access to care records.

To apply for the scheme complete an application form. You can complete this online or request a paper form to be sent to you. 

Applying online

  • Fill in the online form or download it and print it out to complete by hand

Start application

  • Sign the declaration and email it back to us at or post it to Islington Support Payment Scheme, 222 Upper Street, N1 1XR.

If returning your application via post, please ensure that it is marked ‘Strictly Private & Confidential’.

Request a paper application form

You can ask for an application form to be sent to you by:

Information required

We understand when completing the application that you are asked to share your experiences and that may be difficult to relive.

The application process aims to minimise the need to relive past trauma. Its focus is determining whether the requirements of the scheme are met. It does not require applicants to be subjected to analysis of intimate details of the abuse.

The application form sets out the information and material required to assess an application. An applicant may, however, submit any further, additional information or material that they wish to. This could include information available from the Islington Survivors Network (ISN), photographs or other documentation.

Care records

You do not need your childhood care records to apply for the scheme, although you can apply for your records, if you would like to see them. To do this, you need to submit a 'subject access request' on Islington Council's website.