Why pre-charge anonymity is only fair; Ros Burnett

August 17, 2019

Ros Burnett, an academic linked to the Oxford University Criminology Department has written an article for the Justice Gap on the issue of anonymity until charge for those accused of sexual offences. Leaks to the press about allegations of sexual offences have seriously damaged the reputations, careers and safety of many famous people. For every […]

‘Believe the victim’; how the Met swallowed Nick’s tales hook line and sinker

August 11, 2019

The recent conviction of Carl Beech for perverting the course of justice has been long awaited, not only by the victims of his foul crime, but by the many, many others who have suffered the torture of being falsely accused of sexual abuse of children. The story of how his fabrications were swallowed hook line […]

FACT Conference and AGM

July 17, 2019

Our Autumn Conference will be in Birmingham on 28th September 2019. Further information to follow.

The Legal Compensation Scandal

The following is an extract from an article about the potential harm to the wrongfully accused caused by the “compensation culture”. It was written by one of our members, Jeremy Dunning-Davies who also supplied the data in the graph. The whole article is available here. “One of the banes of our present-day society is the […]

Good News! Westminster Commission on Miscarriages of Justice Begins

July 16, 2019

The Westminster Commission on Miscarriages has been established by the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Miscarriages of Justice (APPGMJ) with a brief to investigate the ability of the criminal justice system to identify and rectify miscarriages of justice. The commission will focus on the Crminal Cases Review Commission, (CCRC) which to many, both in the legal […]

“We Believe You” film premiere at FACT Conference

May 19, 2019

At our Spring FACT Conference we were very privileged to have the first showing of the video “We Believe You”. This powerful film gives a voice to those who have been wrongly accused of sexual offences. The victims of wrongful allegations describe their experiences from arrest right to the devastation left in the aftermath of […]

FACT is now able to refer victims with housing needs

May 7, 2019

By supporting people who are victims of false allegations FACT is involved in all the different aspects of how the lives of individuals are affected. We are in contact with people who have become homeless as a result of allegations including loss of their home due to funding their defence and other costs, being unable […]

CrowdJustice may be able to help you fund your defence

The high quality advice you need to defend yourself against a false allegation can be very expensive. You may need help finding the money. CrowdJustice (www.crowdjustice.com) is the only crowd funding platform built specifically to help you pay for the costs associated with legal action. Crowdfunding allows you to raise money online from friends, family […]

No apology for miscarriage of justice victim Gareth Jones

February 8, 2019

Gareth Jones was a care worker who was convicted of sexual assault in 2008. Gareth who has learning difficulties was working in a care home and called for help because a woman with dementia was bleeding heavily. He was arrested the following day. He had only been alone with the woman for four minutes while […]

Could the Gillen Review do more for the falsely accused?

February 2, 2019

You could be forgiven for not having heard of the Gillen Review. The Criminal Justice Board in Northern Ireland commissioned this review of the arrangements to deliver justice in serious sexual offence cases. Its task was to ‘determine whether current arrangements deliver the best outcomes for victims, defendants and justice; and to make recommendations for […]

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