Archive of FACT News

Macur Review issues a call for evidence

January 11, 2013:

The Independent Review of the Waterhouse Tribunal will today publish an Issues Paper calling for views on the scope of the original Inquiry and whether or not it sufficiently investigated specific allegations of child abuse in North Wales care homes. Commenting on the call for further evidence, Mrs Justice Macur said: ‘To ensure I can […]

FACT submits its evidence to the CCRC review

December 21, 2012:

FACT has submitted its evidence to to the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s Review  which can be accessed here We are grateful to Dr Ros Burnett for taking the lead on this task and for submitting this review on FACT’s behalf.

Thankyou SWAWC and FASO

December 6, 2012:

A big thankyou to all those who supported the recent Welsh Assembly initiative including in particular Dr Eady, SWAWC and FASO.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Presentation of The Secret of Bryn Estyn to Members of the Welsh Assembly.

November 27, 2012:

In a joint initiative South Wales Against Wrongful Conviction, FASO (False Allegations Support Organisation, and FACT are to present  Members of the Senedd (The Welsh Assembly) with copies of Richards Webster’s book The Secret of Bryn Estyn – the making of a modern witch hunt). The presentation has been organised primarily in response to recent developments which, once again, have put […]

New: Media release. "Witchhunt’ claims against Bryn Estyn false, say care workers.

November 7, 2012:

Innocent care workers at the Bryn Estyn children’s home in North Wales have responded to the latest allegations and the new inquiries. Speaking on behalf of Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers, solicitor Chris Saltrese, who represented falsely accused Bryn Estyn staff at the Waterhouse Tribunal said:  “There is no truth in the allegations that Jimmy […]

The Dangers of False Allegations – keynote speech by Mark Newby at the Richard Webster Memorial Lecture

Read Mark Newby’s excellent keynote speech  ‘The dangers of false allegations’ given at the Richard Webster Memorial Lecture. Note: This is a particularly apposite given subsequent claims that the inquiry into alleged abuse in North Wales conducted by Sir Ronald Waterhouse (as he then was) was not adequate. 

Submission to the Leveson Inquiry 2012

November 2, 2012:

FACT’s submission to the Leveson Inquiry can now be accessed on the FACT website here

FACT comments on the Jimmy Savile case

October 22, 2012:

There is no doubt that the Sir Jimmy Savile affair is both shocking and disturbing.  The truth however is that none of us know whether, or not, the allegations made against him are indeed all true, partly true/untrue or wholly untrue. If they are true (in whole or in part) they represent a major betrayal […]

Next meeting of the national committee

October 19, 2012:

The national committee next meeting will take place in Birmingham on Saturday 27th October.  Full details are available from the secretary

Richard Webster Memorial Lecture

The Richard Webster Memorial Lecture which was held at Glyndwr University in Wrexham on Saturday 13th October, 2012 was a great  success. A full report of the day appears in the October edition of FACTion

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