faso is a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting
anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse
National Help Line
0844 335 1992
The help line is open for you Monday to Friday, 6pm to 10pm.
We are experiencing difficulties with our previous telephone number. Please accept our apologies and note our new telephone number above.
You can also write to:
or you can email us.
FASO c/o 176 Risca Road, Crosskeys, Newport, NP11 7DH
Please note that due to inflated Post Office costs, we are using a temporary address. Please use this address until we are able to secure a long-term address
"... many innocent people are being wrongly accused of child abuse and whose lives in consequence are being turned upside down without due justification. ...
Children are made to live in constant fear of being parted from their parents. The climate is like that of a witchhunt in which the voice of reason and all sense of proportion is lost."
Earl Howe. House of Lords "Child Abuse" Hansard 17 Oct. 2001 FULL TEXT
It happens like this...
- In the UK today ordinary people like you, with nothing to hide, can be accused of abuse on almost no evidence, and without any proper witnesses to support the story.
- The strain of "child protection" intruding into your family can make you depressed or ill for a long time, or push you into debt, and therefore unable to provide your child with the protection and love you usually give them.
- Your children can be taken away from you - then quickly and irreversibly adopted into another family.
- You can be arrested in your own home in front of your family and in full view of your friends and neighbours, held in a police cell, interviewed under caution, charged and called to appear in court.
- You can be convicted without proof, evidence, witnesses or corroboration and live for years in prison.
- You live for ever after under suspicion by the authorities.
- Any other child you have now or later will be at risk of the same treatment and may be removed from you.
You have done nothing wrong.
But that does not protect you.
faso is a voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting anyone affected by a false allegation of abuse
We are affiliated members of The Helplines Association (THA)
Thanks to all those who completed the survey. FASO generated 10% of the total responses to the survey.
The anonymous information provided by respondents has informed the content of the new Helplines Standard,
which defines best practice in 80 criteria relating to helpline activity.