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READ FACT’s Parliamentary briefing paper Presumed Guilty on the plight of falsely accused carers and teachers (pdf)

This briefing paper consists of an A5 booklet of 36 pages of well argued commentary of why cares and teachers are vulnerable to false accusations.

Contents
Foreword
Preface
Open Letter to David Cameron, Prime Minister
Introduction

Part 1 Investigative Practice
The task of the Police
Case Management and ACPO Guidelines
The Need to Conduct Objective Inquiries
Trawling and Dip Sampling
Missing Documentation
Investigative Malpractice
Interviews with ex-residents – the risks

Part 2 The Justice System
A Breakdown of Trust
‘Striking Similarities’ and ‘Similar Fact Evidence’
The Crown Prosecution Service
The Passage of Time and the Problem of Recall
Abuse of Process
Limitation of the Appeal Process
Civil Courts and Tribunals

Part 3 Time for Change
The Case for Reform
Agenda for Action

Presumed Guilty: A Parliamentary briefing paper on the plight of falsely accused carers and teachers (pdf) was published in 2011 but remains relevant today – even more so than before.

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