It is only those who have suffered from false allegations of abuse, and their families and friends, who truly know how devastating they can be and how the damage can remain with them for the rest of their lives.

FACT is a UK based "not for profit" organisation run by a national committee and volunteers. It was founded more than 16 years ago to help innocent victims of false allegations of abuse in a work setting.

We are here to help those who presently or have previously worked in positions of trust whether paid or unpaid, and their families. We try to help them to cope with the stress and trauma of false allegations of abuse, and move their lives forward.

If you need someone to talk to call our HELPLINE on 0843 289 2016


Through FACT’s support work we are uniquely placed to not only understand but to build up information and knowledge of the scale of the problem and how it effects society as a whole both in the UK and internationally. We hold two conferences a year: times for mutual support, for both victims and relatives and for them to access expert views on ways of responding to their problems. A time for people to know they are not alone. As many victims of false allegations feel isolated in the wider community they find it a very important part of recovery to share their experiences with those who understand what they are going through and whom they can trust.


How Wrongful Allegations Can Happen

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Wrongful Allegation and Conviction Day

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The Perfect Scapegoat by Jessie Kyd

The Perfect Scapegoat is the true story of a naive twenty-year-old girl unwittingly caught up in an … [Read More...]

Does “National Treasure” Point to a National Scandal?

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Members News

Stuart and Katy Kerner’s Speech at the FACT Conference

At our last FACT conference Stuart and Katy Kerner told us about their terrible ordeal when Stuart … [Read More...]

Reclaiming some of the cost of your defence

The financial cost of defending your innocence in court can be very great. The editor has read of … [Read More...]

Appointment of FACT President

We are delighted to announce Sister Frances Dominica OBE,DL,FRCN who shared her own experiences of … [Read More...]

FACT NEWS – FACT to support need for research

FACT is supporting the need research into false allegations and is in discussion with a … [Read More...]

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F.A.C.T. is a UK-wide voluntary organisation run by lay people. It exists to support carers, teachers, other professionals (and their respective families) who have been falsely accused and/or wrongly convicted of abuse or misconduct; and to campaign on their behalf for improvements in investigative practice and for reform of the criminal justice system. The views expressed in these pages are merely opinion. Any help that we give is provided on the basis of members' experience of relevant issues which may, or may not, suit individual circumstances. Visitors who rely on any information do so at their own risk. F.A.C.T. accepts no responsibility for the way in which anyone viewing this site may wish to interpret and/or use the contents or information contained herein. If you have been falsely accused of abuse or misconduct you should immediately seek advice from a competent and experienced solicitor and continue to do so throughout the investigative period.