In 2012, Cardiff became the first university innocence project in the UK to successfully have a case referred to the Court of Appeal after submission to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Today, after almost ten years of investigative work by students and academics on dozens of cases in innocence projects in more than twenty […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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.
Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (Prescribed Period and Appropriate Officer) (Wales) (Revocation) Regulations 2010 (SI 2010/1724) The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 (the 2006 Act) provides the legislative framework for a new vetting and barring scheme for people who work with children and vulnerable adults. Section 13 of the 2006 Act requires that a check […]
Family Law Newswatch provided by Jordan’s solicitors have provided an update on the Court of Appeal ruling on what is reasonable punishment for children see here CARE: Re MA (Care: Threshold)  EWCA Civ 853 (Court of Appeal; Ward, Wilson and Hallett LJJ; 31 July 2009) The parents both came from Pakistan. They arrived in England, claiming […]
The Church in Wales have commissioned a major major review to ensure welfare of children during which child protection workers will trawl files to see if any children are presently at risk. An independent review designed to ensure the safety and welfare of children and young people is being undertaken by the Church in Wales. […]
The 15th of February 2009 marks the 9th anniversary of the publication of Lost In Care (The Waterhouse Report) report of the North Wales Tribunal of Inquiry into [allegations of] abuse in North Wales Children’s Homes sees the publication in paperback of the much acclaimed The Secret of Bryn Estyn – the making of a […]