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How to Cope With a False Allegation

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A wrongful allegation is incredibly destructive to the accused, their families friends and communities. FACT decided to add a special section to the website on how to cope with a false allegation. It is hoped that the strategies here will be helpful. Much of the material is the result of a survey of members of FACT which asked what helped them in the aftermath of a false allegation.

The information concerning the suffering of the falsely accused comes from the research paper ‘The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victims’ Voices‘. This was compiled in 2016 by the Oxford University Institute of Criminology from the results of a survey of FACT members.

Navigate the menu to find pages about the impact of wrongful allegations, coping strategies, the psychology of trauma (and more coping skills), and resources.

See also: The results of our questionnaire given to FACT members to find out their strategies for coping

This part of the website was written with input from a psychiatrist and a GP.