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Correspondence between FBGA and the Campaign on Behalf of Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers (FACT).

PDF Document FBGA response to Chair of FACT, Michael Barnes' recent email, 01/02/10 (PDF format).

PDF Document Email dated 28/01/10 to FBGA from Michael Barnes, Chair of the Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers, following our comments in the Sunday Times 24/01/10 (PDF format).

PDF Document Not all victims of alleged false accusations will be innocent by Dr Michael Naughton, November 2007 (PDF format).

PDF Document The Challenges of Historical Allegations of Past Sexual Abuse from the perspective of the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) A paper by John Weeden, CCRC Commissioner, 16/02/09 (PDF format).

PDF Document The Challenges of Historical Allegations - The Way Ahead By Mark Barlow, barrister, Garden North Chambers and Mark Newby, Solicitor Advocate, Jordans LLP, the defence team for previous miscarriages of justice historical abuse cases. Conference paper 16/02/09 (PDF format).

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FBGA are please to announce that they attended a high profile  Historical Abuse conference in Manchester on the 16/02/09, looking at the challenges posed by past Historical Abuse cases within the current Justice process (PDF format).

1. A keynote speech was delivered by The Right Honourable Lord Justice Hooper who has been involved in historical abuse cases which were miscarriages of justice.

2. FBGA also directly raised issues with Claire-Curtis Thomas MP with regard to the UK Government reply (PDF format) to the Home Affairs Committee report of 2001/02 on "The Conduct of Investigations into Past Cases of Abuse in Children’s Homes" which included the comment "that the said committee had a disproportionate number of individuals representing those claiming to be falsely accused" and other criticisms of the committee's work.

3. Other subjects on the agenda and discussed were around the media, compensation and false or impaired memory. FBGA also raised a number of other issues with the delegates with regards the difficulties and obstacles faced by historical true victim-survivors.

4. FBGA believes that some of the arguments put forward in the debate, such as compensation and false memory syndrome, are simply "red herrings" by the other side and further attempts to undermine the true victim-survivors and to distract from the facts and evidence which has previously been presented in a Court of Law where juries have convicted the accused accordingly.

FBGA.


The May 2004 web edition of FACT's magazine, FACTion (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers Information Opinion and News), which is available here as a PDF file, included a piece by Helen Porteous entitled "Scotland Awake!" on page 2, and a letter from John Porteous headed "Not told of rights" on page 16.

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FACTion article by Helen Porteous, May 2004 (PDF format).



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FACTion letter from John Porteous, May 2004 (PDF format).


Having read these two items David Whelan sent an email to FACTion on 03/08/05 and received this response from David Sherwell, the editor of FACTion, the following day. He sent a second email and received a second reply the same day.

Email from Michael Barnes, secretary to FACT, to David Whelan, 09/08/2005.
Email from David Whelan to Michael Barnes, secretary to FACT, 09/08/2005.
Second email from Michael Barnes, secretary to FACT, to David Whelan, 09/08/2005.
Second email from David Whelan to Michael Barnes, secretary to FACT, 09/08/2005.

History revision: How reliable are allegations of child abuse 30 years ago? by Fay Wertheimer, Guardian 29/11/06.
Plight of wrongly accused care workers, Guardian Letters, 30/11/06.
We cannot close the book on historic cases of child abuse. Response to Fay Wertheimer article by Richard Scorer, Guardian, 05/12/06.
FBGA response to article in the Guardian Society on Historical Abuse in Children's Homes.

Where have Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers (FACT) got their figures from that they can claim that there are over 100 falsely accused cases waiting to be adjudicated on? Email to a member of the FBGA from John Weeden the Criminal Cases Review Commissioner, 04/12/06.



David says, "WHY IS IT THAT ONLY MR AND MRS PORTEOUS HAVE EXCELLENT MEMORIES AND THEY CLAIM THE VICTIMS HAVE IMPAIRED MEMORIES OR FALSE MEMORIES!"

 
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