Hate Campaign Forces Victim of False Allegations From His Home

July 28, 2021

How easy it is to destroy a person’s life. It just takes three easy steps. 1. Make a false allegation of rape and paedophilia against the target of your campaign. Don’t worry if the police find no substance to the allegation. 2. Post your victim’s photo and name together with the false allegation on social […]

Autumn Conference 2021

June 22, 2021

We are taking registrations for the Conference on the 9th October to be held at Edgbaston Community Centre, Birmingham. We will of course adhere to any restrictions re Covid which may still be in place but are very optimistic that by then we should should have a good chance of normality being in place again. […]

Spring Edition of FACTion Now Available

Our latest edition of FACTion magazine is now available. Not only is it packed with articles but also beautifully designed. The new academic report ‘Robbed of Everything’, is introduced. ‘Robbed of Everything’ describes the experience of those wrongfully accused who were convicted. You can download a copy of the ‘Robbed of Everything’ here. Download your […]

Easy Jail, a New Service for the Wrongfully Accused

One of the worst fears of the wrongly accused and their families is that they may face a prison sentence. A new service has been started by someone who has been through the system themselves. Easy Jail can offer advice and support right from the time of an arrest, through court and if necessary, through […]

Falsely Accused Day on 9th September

June 4, 2021
Simon Warr

A day to bring attention to false accusations has been set aside on the 9th September. This day has been chosen to commemorate the Birthday of Simon Warr, a great campaigner and member of the FACT committee until his death in early 2020. Many organisations for the wrongly accused and convicted are taking part and […]

Inadequate Appeals System Means No Safety Net for Wrongfully Convicted

May 13, 2021

FACT has known for a long time that the appeal system in England is failing those who have suffered the worst abuse the state can inflict on a citizen, a wrongful conviction. The catastrophic failure of justice that led to over 550 post office workers being wrongly accused of stealing may have been a shock […]

10,000 Views of Our Page on Coping Strategies

May 4, 2021

In 2017 FACT gave a questionnaire to its members who attended one of its conferences. The object was to glean ideas on how to cope with the terrible impact of being the object of a wrongful allegation of child abuse. The results of this questionnaire were distilled into a list of techniques and strategies that […]

The Plight of Falsely Accused People Just Isn’t a Story Any Editor Dares to Tell

The title is a quote from an article on Peter Joyce’s new website ‘Blackstone’s Drum‘. Blackstone (1723-1780) famously said “it is better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer.” This principle is said to have influenced the nineteenth-century development of “beyond a reasonable doubt” as the burden of proof in criminal law […]

‘Robbed of Everything’: The Voices of Former Prisoners Maintaining Innocence, and their Relatives

February 20, 2021

Rosalie Burnett DPhil (University of Oxford) and Naomi-Ellen Speechley PhD (University of Manchester) have just published another important report on the experiences of those wrongfully accused of sexual abuse.

How Wrongful Allegations Can Happen

November 30, 2020

In the first chapter of her excellent book “Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse”, the editor Ros Burnett goes to some trouble to explain her use of the term “wrongful allegation” rather than “false allegation”. The word “false” in this context can easily be seen as a character attack on the person making the […]

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