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Spring edition of FACTion is now out.

The Spring edition of FACTion is now out. Editorial – The True Cost of an Injustice Spring Conference in Oxford FACT Helpline number & other contact details The Chairman Writes A Neglected Cause of Post Traumatic Stress Feature: The Psychology & Legal Aftermath of False Arrest & Imprisonment An Overview of the Criminal Justice System Project: […]

FACT has a new postal address

FACT has a new postal address FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers) 83 Ducie Street Manchester M1 2JQ You can  email FACT using the address sec@factuk.org or activating the link below Email FACT You can also follow FACT on Twitter follow @factukorg

FACT Spring Conference to be held at Oxford University’s Centre for Criminology.

FACT is pleased to announce provisional details of its forthcoming Spring Conference JUSTICE FOR PEOPLE FALSELY ACCUSED OF SEXUAL AND CHILD ABUSE  This year it will be held in association with Oxford University’s Centre for Criminology and will take place in Oxford on Saturday 17th May For further details please email the  the FACT secretary […]

FACT Briefing: Why it is all too easy to be falsely accused and convicted when factually innocent.

FACT has published a new briefing paper on why it is all too easy to be falsely accused and convicted when factually innocent. You can access it here Whilst you are looking at this item make a note of the  various resources on the FACT website such as:- Books Briefing Papers Spectral Evidence: fear and […]

November FACTion published.

The November edition of FACTion has been published. You can download it by clicking the link here or by putting http://www.factuk.org/resources/newsletters/faction-2013/  in your web browser In this edition you will find … Comprehensive coverage of  FACTs AGM Proposed arrangements for a new help-line Revised contact details News items and other comments We very much hope you […]

Admin Update

In anticipation of FACTion being published shortly and some general housekeeping FACT is …. Updating its email list and removing redundant email addresses Inviting all those who have an email address to register for immediate notifications of when FACTion (our in house quarterly magazine) AND items posted on the FACT website, become available. With the […]

Forthcoming conference by the Campaign for Social Science in association with Gresham College conference – ‘Crime and the Media’

The Campaign for Social Science in association with Gresham College are holding a conference on Crime and the Media which will also be attended by the FACT Chairman. Crime and the Media: Social Science Perspectives Campaign for Social Science in association with Gresham College Tuesday, 5 November 2013 from 10:00 to 16:30 (GMT) London, United […]

Never let the truth stand in the way of a good conviction

In the light of the national publicity afforded to the acquittal of the T V actor Michael  Turner (Le Vell) I feel that it is time to utilise the recent cases of so called celebrities to highlight the parallels between these recent ‘historic’ cases and those of the residential social workers of the 1980/1990s, and […]

FACT AGM 2013 – Nominations and Resolutions

FACT AGM 2013 I hereby give notice that the following nominations and resolutions have been received Signed: Secretary 7th September 2013 A nomination for Chairman -  Nomination to the National Committee -  Details of the individual nominations have been circulated in accordance with the rules. Resolution 1 The following resolution will be put before the membership.  […]

FACT AGM – 2013 – Agenda

F.A.C.T AGM – 2013 AGENDA Saturday 21st September Commencing at 11-00 a.m. Welcome Apologies Minutes of AGM  held on 8th September 2012 Approval of Minutes Chairman’s / Secretary’s Report Adoption of Chairman’s/Secretary’s Report Treasurer’s Report Adoption of Treasurer’s Report Resolutions – See separate sheet Election of Chairman   One  nomination has been received. See separate sheet Election of […]

FACT AUTUMN AGM and CONFERENCE – Sat. 21st September – Birmingham

F.A.C.T.  Falsely Accused Carers, Teachers and other Professionals Autumn AGM and Conference 2013 Life After Being Falsely Accused of Abuse Consequences and Survival Saturday 21st September 2013 (please note change of venue) AGM starts at 11:00am Conference commences 1:30.pm at the Blue Orange Theatre 118 Great Hampton Street Birmingham B18 6AD Car parking is available […]

Review concludes that criminal injuries compensation must continue and that CICA was the appropriate body to deliver this.

Ministry of Justice publish findings its Triennial Review of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA) The review concluded that it was clear that criminal injuries compensation must continue and that CICA was the appropriate body to deliver this. Source and link to full report here

Spiked Online debate abuse scandals

There are two interesting articles in Spiked Online which will be of interest to those concerned about the need for more balanced reporting of abuse scandals. TIM BLACK SAVILE Jimmy Savile: the Satanic panic resurrected Jean La Fontaine on the Savile case’s eerie echoes of past hysteria.  SALEHA ALI CHILDREN The NSPCC encourages racist curtain-twitching By launching a […]

FACTion is back – July edition published

After a brief interlude FACTion is back. The July edition (Vol 4.01) can be accessed by clicking the link below. FACTion Vol 4-01 faction-2013   Contents: Introduction to ‘Special Issue’ – Ros Burnett In the Name of the Children Revisited: Institutional Amnesia – David Rose The Compensation Carrot and False Allegations – Ben Gunn Perspectives […]

Congratulations to FACT on the success of its recent conference.

Congratulations to  those who organised or attended the recent FACT conference at which David Rose and Benn Gunn were the principal speakers. The feed back has been excellent and a good day was had by all.  Well done

Radio FOUR programme on the Investigation of Historic Abuse

Radio Four are putting out a programme on Investigating Historic Abuse on  Thursday at 8pm programme title ‘The Report’ which some FACT members have contributed to. Investigating Historic Abuse Duration: 28 minutes First broadcast:  Thursday 23 May 2013 “The Jimmy Savile scandal has prompted a wave of new investigations into alleged sexual abuse of children and young people, some […]

Dame Julia Macur and Sir Ernest Ryder promoted to the Court of Appeal

Two recent appointments to the Court of Appeal  include Dame Julia Macur and Sir Ernest Ryder both of whom are family court Judges. Dame Julia Macur, the third woman to join the court of appeal, is a family specialist who has been a high court judge for seven and a half years. Last year, she […]

Solicitors to challenge to Sex Offenders Registration Rules

A challenge to the requirement of convicted Sex Offenders to provide details of their bank accounts and credit cards will be heard by the Administrative Court at Birmingham on 9th July 2013. The challenge is brought on the back of the Governments own impact assessment to the 2012 amendment rules which arguably offers little support […]

FACT contributes to Radio 5 Live debate

Listen to FACT members contribution to the Radio 5 Live perspective on the DPP comments regarding the investigation of sexual offences. You can access here (for a short while) http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r186b Fast Forward to 2:23:00

Media Release: Chris Saltrese responds to DPP’s proposals to review sexual offences programme.

Solicitor warns of panic attack in the criminal justice system which is already overloaded with dubious allegations, unfair trials and wrongful convictions in relation to historic sexual abuse allegations. MEDIA RELEASE CHRIS SALTRESE RESPONSE TO THE DPP’S PROPOSALS TO REVIEW SEXUAL OFFENCE PROSECUTIONS “Case building’ risks case manufacture in historic child abuse” warns defence solicitor. Responding to […]

FACTION

The latest edition of FACTion can now be viewed online at http://www.factuk.org/resources/newsletters/faction-2013/ Paper copies will be sent out shortly

Macur Review issues a call for evidence

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 […]

Macur Review calls for information

Mrs Justice Macur DBE, has announced the publication of an Issue Paper in relation to the Macur Review. The Macur Review is an independent review established by the Government in November 2012 to consider the scope of the Waterhouse Inquiry and whether or not it sufficiently investigated specific allegations of child abuse in North Wales care […]

FACT submits its evidence to the CCRC review

FACT has submitted its evidence to to the Criminal Cases Review Commission’s Review which can be accessed here We are grateful to Dr Ros Burnett for taking the lead on this task and for submitting this review on FACT’s behalf.