Teacher cleared of eight allegations of misconduct by General Teaching Council for Wales

The following has been extracted from the Wales Online website here A teacher has described the “living hell” he endured for three years after he was accused of bullying a pupil and unacceptable professional conduct. Primary school teacher Philip Meredith, 44, was cleared of eight allegations of misconduct by a General Teaching Council for Wales […]

Father wins custody battle after being falsely accused of sexually abusing his daughter.

 A father has won custody of his daughter after his former partner falsely accused him of sexually abusing their child. The man was investigated by police and social workers after the woman said her daughter had made “disclosures of sexual abuse”… … But Judge Jane Miller has ruled that the girl, now nine, should live […]

Police are arresting suspects of alleged historical sex crimes without sufficient evidence and keeping them on bail too long.

Police are arresting suspects of alleged historical sex crimes without sufficient evidence and keeping them on bail too long, a barrister has said. Geoffrey Robertson QC said if a charge could not be made within three months the case should be dropped. His comments come after no further action was taken against Paul Gambaccini over […]

A terminally-ill man has won a second miscarriage of justice appeal.

A terminally ill man has won a second miscarriage of justice appeal over robberies he was mistakenly convicted of in the 1970s and 80s. Martin Foran, 70, from Manchester, successfully challenged the credibility of officers from the disbanded West Midlands Police Serious Crime Squad. The Court of Appeal overruled his 1978 conviction after a referral […]

Autumn Edition of FACTion now out

The Autumn edition of FACTion is now available. This bumper edition provides full details of FACT’s recent AGM and its Autumn Conference. Among the articles are … reports relating to the AGM Keynote conference speeches  by Dr Stephanie Roberts and Alex Standish a Full details of FACT’s Advisory Group You can download a copy by clicking […]

FACT announces details of its advisory group.

FACT is pleased to announce details of its advisory group. Group members included various experts and specialists in their field renowned for the contribution they have made to justice issues affecting the falsely accused. They include academics, practising layers, campaigners and a retired senior police officer. A FACT spokesman said … We are delighted to […]

Forthcoming FACT Conference and AGM

We are pleased to announce details of the next FACT conference. This year the conference will return to its usual venue in Birmingham and will be held on Saturday 20th September commencing 9:30 am. Programme: Coffee served from 9.30 am Annual General Meeting 10.30 – 12.00 Elections to the Committee and Annual Reports from the Chairman, Treasurer […]

Is Rolf Harris really guilty – a libertarian view?

The following thought provoking article (prefaced below) taken from Libertarian View  (3rd July) has been brought to our attention.Well worth reading. Rolf Harris has been convicted and for many that is conclusive proof of his guilt. However, we should not forget that the British justice system is not perfect, it can make errors, as these high profile miscarriages of […]

Some articles you may missed

We have recently been requested to show case two excellent articles which were published a few years ago and which will be of particular interest to those accused of historic abuse. Both are particular relevant to present day issues  – perhaps even more so than when they were first written. Presumed Guilty – The plight of falsely […]

Presumed Guilty: FACT’s Parliamentary briefing paper moved to new location

If you are having difficulty locating  FACT’s Parliamentary briefing paper Presumed Guilty on the plight of falsely accused carers and teachers (pdf) you can find it  by clicking  here This briefing paper consists of an A5 booklet of 36 pages of well argued commentary of why carers and teachers are vulnerable to false accusations. Contents Foreword Preface […]

FACT: Spring Conference Programme – last few places left. Book Now

 

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 […]