Posts tagged with  " Scotland "

Government’s proposals on false allegations warmly welcomed by NASUWT – Press release

February 10, 2005:

Feb 10 2005 9:15AMNASUWT has campaigned since the early 90s for increased protection for teachers from false, malicious and exaggerated allegations of abuse.Commenting on NASUWT’s formal response to the DfES consultation on Proposals for Dealing with Allegations against Staff, which closes on 10 February, Chris Keates, General Secretary of NASUWT, the largest union representing teachers […]

Teacher cleared of pupils assault

January 14, 2005:

A teacher has been found not guilty of assaulting seven of her pupils at a school in Central Scotland. Lorraine Stirling, 50, who used to teach forces’ children in Germany, was accused of hitting “difficult” primary seven children between 2000 and 2004. Alloa Sheriff Court heard that a group of pupils may have conspired to […]

Revealed: past lies of abuse witness

October 31, 2004:

A WOMAN whose claims of Satanic child sex abuse helped put eight people in the dock had a history of making false allegations, which was known to police, Scotland on Sunday can reveal. Angela Stretton was the key police witness in the Lewis abuse case which collapsed this summer with charges against all the accused […]

1950's test case fails

August 24, 2004:

UP TO 150 former residents of Catholic-run children’s homes in Scotland have lost damages actions for allegedly being abused, after a court ruling in a test case. A judge decided that a £50,000 claim by a woman who had spent several years in Nazareth House, Cardonald, Glasgow, was time-barred, having been raised more than 40 […]

Probe into collapsed abuse case

July 13, 2004:

Independent experts have been called in by Western Isles Council to assess its handling of a child abuse inquiry which collapsed. The case against seven men and a woman was dropped after the Crown Office announced last week there was not enough evidence to prosecute. Some of those who faced allegations of offences on the […]

Father loses case over recovered memory claims

July 9, 2004:

A FATHER who claimed his daughter falsely accused him of sadistic sex abuse while undergoing “recovered memory therapy” lost a £250,000 damages action yesterday. James Fairlie, 63, said his family life was shattered after a psychiatrist disclosed his belief that the allegations were true. However, a judge ruled that Mr Fairlie’s case could not be […]

Bid for abuse case damages denied

July 8, 2004:

A former top Scottish National Party official who was falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter has lost a major damages claim. Jim Fairlie was suing an NHS healthcare trust for £250,000. He said his daughter Katrina underwent a discredited therapy which produced false memories of violence. However, Lord Kingarth was not satisfied that Perth […]

Parents cleared of child abuse to sue police

July 4, 2004:

People who were falsely accused of satanic child abuse on a remote Scottish island spoke out yesterday against the police and social services investigations that led to their arrests. The charges against them, including allegedly engaging in devil worship, group sex with children, and the ritual sacrifice of animals, were dropped on Friday by the […]

Carers Guilty of Abuse

June 23, 2004:

In a case which has remarkable similarities with other cases in the UK two former carers at a Barnardo’s home in Northern Ireland have been found guilty of abusing and sexually assaulting children. Sarah Jayne Margaret Hewitt, 68, formerly of Drain’s Bay, Larne and Robert George Anderson, 46, from Ballycarry, but now living in England, […]

Kids afraid to stay in!

May 23, 2004:

The media’s focus on paedophiles as random attackers who target strangers is seriously distorted and is putting children at risk, says Britain’s most senior policeman charged with clamping down on child abuse.Statistics show that only 10 per cent of paedophile attacks are committed by strangers, with 60 per cent being carried out by family members, […]

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