This is a very scary book. However, most people who read this book review on FACT website will already have some experience of how the legal system is malfunctioning. The Secret Barrister (a junior barrister specialising in criminal law and named Independent Blogger of the Year in 2016 and 2017) begins by tracing the history […]
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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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
At our last FACT conference Stuart and Katy Kerner told us about their terrible ordeal when Stuart was wrongfully accused. Read their speech here.
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 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.
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 […]