It is perhaps a sad reflection on society that people whose work regularly brings them into contact with children, or vulnerable or dependent adults, do not realise just how:-
- vulnerable they are to being falsely accused of abuse
- how closed safeguarding bodies are to any possibility that the allegations made might be untrue
- how inadequate the justice system is establishing truth
All of us who have been affected by false allegations therefore have a responsibility to raise awareness of these issues.
F.A.C.T. plays it part by:-
- engaging with the news media and film makers
- engaging with politicians and relevant civil servants
- encouraging authors prepared to highlight fraudulent claims and investigative malpractice
- encouraging research
- direct and indirect action throughout the UK
F.A.C.T. much prefers rational argument and debate than militant action.
FACT campaign leaflet - useful facts and case studies
For information generally on the issue of false abuse or investigative malpractice see:-
- UK Innocence Network and Projects
- BFMS (British False Memory Society)
- FASSIT (Families and Social Services Information Team)
- FASO (False Allegations Support Organisation)
- Parents Against Injustice
It is also worth searching websites of solicitiors, barristers and investigative agencies for specific information relating to false accusations.