Archive of FACT News

Winter Edition of FACTion available now

February 24, 2017:

The Winter edition of FACTion has now been published, with many subjects of interest. Read about the Henriques Report, the phenomenon of false memories, the experience of being falsely accused of rape and much more. You can download the magazine here.

New FACTsheet on how to cope with a false allegation

February 7, 2017:

A new FACTsheet has been prepared based on the experience gleaned by some members who were falsely accused of historic sexual abuse in a work setting. It lists 22 very practical steps that you can take to help in your defence. These steps not only help you to gain some sense of control when your […]

Warning to the Wrongfully Accused, Keep your Records for Life

December 7, 2016:

It is understandably tempting to think that after 4 years it might be safe to dispose of documents which are closely connected to the trauma of being falsely accused. A word of caution. We are finding that the records you hold may, at some point, be the only records which exist. Even the most important […]

Autumn Edition of FACT Newsletter

October 27, 2016:

The autumn edition of FACTion can now be downloaded

Jim Hepburn

October 24, 2016:

We were very sorry to hear that Jim Hepburn died suddenly while attending the United Against Injustice conference on 8th October. To quote Ros Burnett, “he was such a dependable member of the committee, and brought a welcome sense of humour, and also matter-of-factness to our committee discussions. Everybody liked him. He was committed to […]

Stuart and Katy Kerner's Speech at the FACT Conference

October 23, 2016:

At our last FACT conference Stuart and Katy Kerner told us about their terrible ordeal when Stuart was wrongfully accused. Read their speech here.

Appointment of FACT President

May 22, 2016:

We are delighted to announce Sister Frances Dominica OBE,DL,FRCN who shared her own experiences of being falsely accused in her talk at FACTs 2016 Spring conference has agreed to accept the role of FACT President. Her experience and determination to offer a voice for the voiceless as well as to raise awareness of the horrors […]

FACT NEWS – FACT to support need for research

January 20, 2015:

FACT is supporting the need research into false allegations and is in discussion with a leading academic about how this can be best achieved. More news will follow if the plans are approved.

Response to the Jillings report

July 8, 2013:

The Jillings Report describes events which took place many years ago. FACT has alway accepted that abuse did occur in North Wales Children’s homes (although not on the scale alleged) and that for some children their experience of being looked after was not good enough. Having read the Jillings Report we are confident that the matters raised by […]

Solicitors to challenge to Sex Offenders Registration Rules

March 12, 2013:

The following Media release has been issued by Quality Solicitors Jordans X v Secretary of State for Home Department March 7, 2013 It has been confirmed that a challenge to the requirement of convicted Sex Offenders to provide details of their bank accounts and credit cards will be heard by the Administrative Court at Birmingham […]

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