Barbara Hewson

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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 Misery of False Allegations

A report on the FACT (Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers) Spring Conference, held in May. Barbara Hewson looks at the background to false allegations – why they are made, and the part false memory can play in them.  After lunch, the radio presenter and retired schoolmaster Simon Warr gave an electrifying…