May 2016

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The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused

The Impact of Being Wrongly Accused of Abuse in Occupations of Trust: Victims’ Voices   Below is a summary of an important research project that gives invaluable insight into the consequences of false accusations on the lives of the accused.


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Study on False Allegations

False allegations of sexual abuse are a regrettable fact of life. Is there any way in which the stories told by pseudo-victims differ from those of real victims? As more people are prosecuted for historic abuse and more are exonerated, the issue is clearly increasing in importance. The barrister, Barbara…



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The Brandon Report on Recovered Memory

The Royal College of Psychiatrists Working Party Review Article on Recovered Memories of Childhood Sexual Abuse Implications for Practice Extracts What is the significance of the Brandon report? The Brandon report is an authoritative review of the current knowledge of the reliability of recovered memories of child sexual abuse and their source. It confirms that…