FACT Spring 2015 Conference Details

Saturday 30th May 2015 – Cardiff Law School, Museum Avenue, Cardiff CF10 3AX Wrongful Accusations of Abuse 10.00 – 11.00 am Registration and Coffee/Tea Reception No charge for the conference. A collection will be made during the buffet lunch from those wishing to make a donation. 11.00 Welcome by FACT’s Chairman: Nicholas Griffin   11.10 […]

FACT NEWS – FACT to support need for research

FACT is supporting the need research into false allegations and is in discussion with a leading academic about how this can be best achieved. More news will follow if the plans are approved.


The FACT Spring conference will take place at Cardiff University Law School, Museum Road, Cardiff on Saturday 30th May commencing at 10 am to 11am  for registration and coffee. The conference will be entitled ‘Why and Whither Wrongful Accusations of Abuse.’  More details to follow.  

Web Site Update – 19th January 2015

We are pleased to report that good progress is being made with our new website. As you will see the current website has been streamlined ready for migrating to a completely new site in the coming weeks.

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 2013

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 […]


Due to unforeseen circumstance St Chad’s Cathedral will be closed on the 21st September, therefore, we are not able to hold our AGM/Conference at this venue. Our AGM and Conference will now take The Blue Orange Theatre 118 Great Hampton Street Birmingham, B18 6AD Directions: The theatre is only a few minutes from St Chad’s. […]


The FACT website has recently been experiencing some technical problems which has resulted in some posts not being visible. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and hope to resume normal service within the next 48 hours

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 or the image below. FACTion Vol 4-01   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 […]

Response to the Jillings report

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 […]

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

Solicitors to challenge to Sex Offenders Registration Rules

The following Media release has been issued by Quality Solicitors Jordans X v Secretary of State for Home Department March 7, 2013 It has been confirmed that 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 […]

FACT contributes to Radio 5 Live debate

FACT members might like to hear FACT’s 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.

The Following media release has been issued by Chris Saltrese, a solicitor specialising in defending allegations of sexual abuse . 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 the DPPs proposals to increase prosecutions for alleged […]


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 […]

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.  

Thankyou SWAWC and FASO

A big thankyou to all those who supported the recent Welsh Assembly initiative including in particular Dr Eady, SWAWC and FASO.


Due to the deteriorating weather conditions we have, regretfully, decided to cancel the Christmas Vigil arranged for Saturday.  Some members we know had planned to make long journeys but in the circumstances we considered the safe and sensible thing to do was to cancel the event.  We hope this does not inconvenience you too much and […]

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: Presentation of The Secret of Bryn Estyn to Members of the Welsh Assembly.

In a joint initiative South Wales Against Wrongful Conviction, FASO (False Allegations Support Organisation, and FACT are to present  Members of the Senedd (The Welsh Assembly) with copies of Richards Webster’s book The Secret of Bryn Estyn – the making of a modern witch hunt). The presentation has been organised primarily in response to recent developments which, once again, have put […]

New: Media release. “Witchhunt’ claims against Bryn Estyn false, say care workers.

Innocent care workers at the Bryn Estyn children’s home in North Wales have responded to the latest allegations and the new inquiries. Speaking on behalf of Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers, solicitor Chris Saltrese, who represented falsely accused Bryn Estyn staff at the Waterhouse Tribunal said:  “There is no truth in the allegations that Jimmy […]

The Dangers of False Allegations – keynote speech by Mark Newby at the Richard Webster Memorial Lecture

Mark Newby’s excellent keynote speech  ‘The dangers of false allegations’ given at the Richard Webster Memorial Lecture can be found here. 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. 

Submission to the Leveson Inquiry 2012

FACT’s submission to the Leveson Inquiry can now be accessed on the FACT website here

October FACTion

The October edition of FACTion can be viewed and downloaded from here This is a bumper edition and contains articles on the … Hillsborough Tragedy and the police response News of GMC advice to doctors Obituary – Tribute to Nick Saltrese What’s in a Name – Should FACT change its name? AGM and Conference Report […]