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Sponsor our 10K runner

May 19, 2017:

One of our members is running the Vitality London 10K race on Bank Holiday Monday (29th May). FACT relies on volunteers and donations to keep up its vital work, and has no other source of income. We are grateful for any help, so please sponsor him. By cheque: Made payable to “Falsely Accused Carers and […]

Why it is too easy for innocent people to be wrongly accused of sexual abuse

May 9, 2017:

By Dr Ros Burnett, first published by the Justice Gap in March 2017 www.thejusticegap.com About Ros Burnett Dr Ros Burnett is a senior research associate at the centre for criminology, University of Oxford. Her books include Joined-up Youth Justice; Where Next for Criminal Justice? and Wrongful Allegations of Sexual and Child Abuse. She is a […]

Wrongful allegations, a Christian perspective for Holy Week

April 11, 2017:

The following is a blog by Brother Gerard. FACT is not affiliated to any religious organisation, but it is hoped that this article will be of interest during the approach to Easter. FACT supports those who suffer from wrongful allegations resulting from their work. Many are or were carers, teachers, health care workers, social workers, […]

How Simon Warr lost everything when he was wrongfully accused of abuse

March 6, 2017:

What follows is a shocking story of how a wrongfully accused teacher lost everything. His career, his home, his reputation and of course his happiness. It tells how he contemplated suicide as the only way to escape his suffering. Simon Warr taught O level languages. He was, and is an innocent victim of the febrile […]

The Tragic Death of David Bryant’s Wife Lynn

February 26, 2017:

“The Shocking Case of David Bryant” is the title of an article in this winter’s FACTion, our magazine. David Bryant was a fireman accused of raping a boy called Danny. He spent three years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. Throughout his public shaming and imprisonment, his wife Lynn never lost faith in […]

Prominent men are said to be suing the Metropolitan Police

February 15, 2017:

Lord Bramall and Paul Gambacinni are suing the Metropolitan Police according to the Daily Mail. Paul Gambacinni was publicly named as being accused of an historical sexual offence and spent a year on bail. He says he is £200,000 out of pocket due to lost earnings and legal expenses. His year of terrible suffering is […]

Lies, damned lies and statistics: misinterpreting data on child sexual abuse

January 2, 2017:

Anyone who has been wrongfully accused of child abuse will know how difficult it is to convince others, whether police, social services or their employers, that they are innocent. One reason for this may be that everyone is subject to cognitive biases. These are very common thinking errors which influence the way we make decisions. […]

The Fascinating Phenomenon of False Memories

December 7, 2016:

Notes on a lecture on Friday 18th November 2016, at the Forensic Psychology Unit, Goldsmith’s College, London Panel: Professor Elizabeth Loftus, Professor Christopher French, Dr Robert Nash and Dr Kimberley Wade Definition of a false memory: a memory that feels absolutely real but the remembered event didn’t actually happen. We don’t live far from Goldsmith’s […]

What it’s like to be wrongfully accused of rape

November 24, 2016:

This facebook diary relates the story of one person’s experience of being wrongfully accused of rape. The story is, unfortunately, ongoing. Lies & Injustice: a true diary of a False Allegation Here are a few excerpts, but it’s better if you read it yourself “One day I’m chilling and normal, just going about my business […]

How Common are Wrongful Allegations of Child Abuse?

November 19, 2016:

Why is it so important to know how many allegations of child abuse are wrongful?

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