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Support

  • British False Memory Society, Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire BA15 1NA, Tel: 01225 868 682 Fax: 01225 862 251
  • Amnesty International Campaigners for compassion around the world.
  • FACT (UK) Falsely Accused Carers and Teachers.
  • FASO FALSE ALLEGATIONS SUPPORT ORGANISATION. National Helpline 0844 335 1992 Mon - Fri, 6pm to 10pm. Confidential. Email. Or write to FASO c/o 176 Risca Road, Crosskeys, Newport, NP11 7DH. Support and information for anyone affected by false allegations through the legal system or Social Services.
  • Falsely Accused Youth Leaders Advice and support to any leader affected by false allegations of abuse.
  • FRG FAMILY RIGHTS GROUP A free, confidential advice service: 0800 731 1696. Mon to Fri, 10am-12pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm. Or email office@frg.org.uk) or write to 'The Print House, 18 Ashwin Street, London E8 3DL'. If you email or write to us, please send us your postal address. Conferences and training for professionals.
  • Fathers 4 Justice
  • Five Percenters Dedicated to those who state they are wrongly accused of Shaken Baby Syndrome.
  • Innocent Fighting miscarriages of justice since 1993, Supports and campaigns for innocent people in prison. Manchester-based organisation of families' and friends' support network.
  • Justice for Women A feminist organisation that campaigns for and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners. Cases, campaigns and campaigns directory, information on Battered Women Syndrome, how to start a campaign. Excellent links list.
  • MAFRA (Men Against False Rape Allegations), A Division of UKMENSAID, P.O. Box 205, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire GL51 OYL Tel. 01242- 691110
  • The National Federation of Miscarriage of Justice Campaign and Support Organisations National network with monthly meetings in Liverpool. PO BOX 51 Upton Wirral Merseyside CH49 2WA Email: MAI5@lineone.net
  • MOJUK Miscarriage of Justice UK. Collects the various campaigns to free unjustly convicted prisoners. Mailing list. Fax your MP service. Prisoners requests.
  • Parents Protecting Children PARENTS, PROFESSIONALS AND POLITICIANS PROTECTING CHILDREN WITH ILLNESS AND/OR DISABILITIES. Useful, growing site with news items, books, important research sources, and a few links.
  • PAFAA People Against False Accusations of Abuse. Dedicated to anyone who has been falsely accused of abuse, in whichever disguise it takes. Originally aimed at parents, and primarily concerned with false allegations of sexual abuse against children. Good list of articles/ news on front page.
  • SOFAP Provides help for people who have been convicted in the British courts on false allegations, with support for both the person concerned, and the family as well. We would also be able to help in offering advice on how to proceed, and a list of helpful addresses, to further the process of clearing of the persons name, and hopefully having their reputation re-instated.
  • Truth in Justice Mostly American info but lots on injustices abuse/ sexual abuse/ shaken baby syndrome/ munchausen's etc.
  • Women in Prison Established 1983 as a support and campaigning group for women prisoners. WIP continues to pursue its policy of employing ex-prisoners within the organisation.
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Education and Social Services

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Fun & Creativity

  • Educationsense Support for taking charge of your child's education; de-clutter your life; attend or help organise small family camps, lots more.
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Health Issues

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Home Education

Under UK law a parent has the duty to educate their child by sending them to school, "or otherwise". Home education is fully legal, and you don't need permission (except in Scotland, or if your child is registered at a Special School but this does not included statemented children). Home education is a fast growing movement internationally. In the UK almost 2% of children are estimated to be educated at home by family choice.
A respite period can be very helpful in de-stressing from a school situation that is not working, or some families opt for a longer term lifestyle. A family can choose to use structured lessons and tests, or not, as suits the individual child. Minimum costs are about the same as "school extras." Research shows socialisation, qualifications and a later career are all highly successful.

  • EO Education Otherwise. National charity, journal, regional coordinators, conferences, government liaison.
  • Free Range Education Resources site by the author of the book "Free Range Education."
  • HE-UK Home Education UK. Main campaigning website, has introductory info, research links, email discussion lists, local contacts and more.
  • Paula Rothermel Home Education research studies.
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Law

  • 4 Nations 4 Nations Child Policy Network. Reports on law and policies that affect children in England, N. Ireland, Scotland and WAles, categorised under those four headings. Generally very good for current issues and debates.
  • Bills before Parliament Laws currently being put on the books, still going through Parliamentary Committees or debates. Links to Welsh and Scottish Assemblies.
  • Children Act 1989
  • Children Bill 2004 Not yet law, but soon will be. To create national databases of all families through their children and a "two flag" system to case conference investigate families with any two "contacts" with authorities.
  • Children's Law Centre Mixed reports from users: advice can be lacking in knowledge or can seem to support authorities regardless of evidence. Worth a try but critical attitude recommended.
  • CCRC Criminal Case Review Commission. Official organisation for clearing up miscarriages of justice in Britain.
  • Data Protection Act 1998
  • Freedom of Information Act 2001 This Act is not yet fully in force so check dates for its various provisions.
  • HMSO Look up UK laws 1988 onwards. Bottom of page are date links for each year, then select the Act you want. Also Search at top. See especially the Children Act 1989, the Data Protection Act 1998, the Freedom of Information Act 2001, the new Children Bill soon to be law.
  • Parliament UK.
  • Solicitors Online Find a solicitor online: check under relevant Panel; note Family Panel is not the same as Child Care Panel.
  • List of legal links
  • Coping with Cadder
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Miscarriage of Justice

The Lord Chancellor's Department's statistics show that since 1985 there have been over 85,000 miscarriages of justice, as evidenced by successful appeals against criminal conviction.

  • CCRC Criminal Case Review Commission. Official organisation for clearing up miscarriages of justice in Britain.
  • European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg How to apply to the Court List of judgements.
  • Forensic Panel American site, updated throughout the week. Its database features hundreds of articles and other original content on forensic behavioral sciences, DNA, toxicology, and pathology.
  • INUK Innocence Network UK. Pioneering Conference (Sept. 2-3 2004) at Bristol University to establish an Innocence Network UK (INUK) to fight miscarriages of justice. With international connections to the Innocence Network in the United States and Australia, an Innocence Network UK can assist those convicted of criminal offences who have exhausted appeal processes and their campaigners. INUK will facilitate academic study of wrongful conviction and miscarriages of justice, providing identifiable, accessible expertise, and evidence-based research to influence criminal justice system reform and government policy. Innocence Projects USA
  • Justice for Women A feminist organisation that campaigns for and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners. Cases, campaigns and campaigns directory, information on Battered Women Syndrome, how to start a campaign.
  • The National Federation of Miscarriage of Justice Campaign and Support Organisations National network with monthly meetings in Liverpool. PO BOX 51 Upton Wirral Merseyside CH49 2WA Email: MAI5@lineone.net
  • MOJUK Miscarriage of Justice UK. Collects and supports the various campaigns to free unjustly convicted prisoners.
  • "Miscarriages of Justice" Chapters online of a 1999 book by Clive Walker (Professor of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Leeds) and Keir Starmer (Barrister, Doughty St Chambers).
  • Portia Campaign Exposes stories of injustice. Founded by Ken Norman, a former BBC journalist the site was closed down by the Police Federation and moved to a USA webhost.
  • Prison Service UK HM Prison Service Website of the Prison Service, includes information and addresses for all prisons in England and Wales.
  • Tough Justice Information hub of cases of miscarriage of justice UK. Tom Sargent Memorial Lectures.
  • Truth in Justice USA Educational non-profit organized to educate the public regarding the vulnerabilities in the U. S. criminal justice system that make the criminal conviction of wholly innocent persons possible.
  • United Against Injustice The National Federation of Miscarriage of Justice Campaign and Support Organisations. Aims to federate Miscarriage of Justice Campaigns, Support Groups and Organisations, to highlight the incidence of MoJ's and expand the public's awareness of MoJ issues, to establish and organise an annual National Miscarriage of Justice Day, to provide advice, support and an information network to member groups, to represent the collective voice of our member groups.
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News & Research

  • 4 Nations 4 Nations Child Policy Network. Reports on law and policies that affect children in England, N. Ireland, Scotland and WAles, categorised under those four headings. Generally very good for current issues and debates.
  • BBC News UK Updated frequently through the day. As well as front page try "Education" or "Politics". The "Have Your Say" section is interesting and you can actually get emails on it. Search facility.
  • Bills before Parliament Laws currently being put on the books, still going through Parliamentary Committees or debates. Links to Welsh and Scottish Assemblies.
  • Care Quality Commission From 1 April 2004: recent official reviews of English Social Services of each Council. For previous reviews see Joint Reviews which still does the Welsh DSS reviews.
  • DfES Research Department of Education & Skills, research studies.
  • DoH Consultations Important page to check to catch the fairly short periods allowed for feedback to the government on proposed policy changes.
  • European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg List of judgements.
  • Google News Provides a selection for each news item from different news sources.
  • MOJUK Miscarriage of Justice UK. Collects the various campaigns to free unjustly convicted prisoners. Mailing list. Fax your MP service. Prisoners requests.
  • PAIN Parents Against INjustice Founded 1985 has helped thousands of families but currently on hold pending renewed activity. Some good news items and links. Invites volunteers willing to help to contact.
  • PAFAA People Against False Accusations of Abuse. Dedicated to anyone who has been falsely accused of abuse, in whichever disguise it takes. Originally aimed at parents, and primarily concerned with false allegations of sexual abuse against children. Good list of articles/ news on front page.
  • Portia Campaign Exposes stories of injustice. Founded by Ken Norman, a former BBC journalist, the site was closed down by the Police Federation, and forced to move to an American webhost.
  • Scandals in Justice Online magazine featuring campaigns for wrongly convicted individuals.
  • "The Scotsman" Newspaper online. Often writes critical scrutiny on English situations.
  • Tough Justice Information hub of cases of miscarriage of justice UK. Tom Sargent Memorial Lectures.
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Parenting Organisations

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Politics

  • ARCH Campaigning project for children's rights. Good current news items.
  • A-Z Local Councils Find your local Council's website. Most of these have a search to find your own local councillors.
  • DoH Consultations Important page to check frequently to catch the fairly short periods allowed for feedback to the government on proposed policy changes.
  • Howard League for Penal Reform
  • INUK Innocence Network UK. Pioneering Conference (Sept. 2-3 2004) at Bristol University to establish an Innocence Network UK (INUK) to fight miscarriages of justice. With international connections to the Innocence Network in the United States and Australia, an Innocence Network UK can assist those convicted of criminal offences who have exhausted appeal processes and their campaigners. INUK will facilitate academic study of wrongful conviction and miscarriages of justice, providing identifiable, accessible expertise, and evidence-based research to influence criminal justice system reform and government policy. Innocence Projects USA
  • Justice for Women A feminist organisation that campaigns for and supports women who have fought back against or killed violent male partners. Cases, campaigns and campaigns directory, information on Battered Women Syndrome, how to start a campaign.
  • Liberty Independent human rights organisation which works to defend and extend rights and freedoms in England and Wales. Founded in 1934, it is the largest membership organisation of its kind in Europe.
  • MP Emails Email your MP - but be warned many do not handle email efficiently. You'll get better responses by writing letters or faxing using the free fax service on this site or on MOJUK.
  • MP FInder (Locata) Find your MP by postcode, name or constituency. MOJUK Miscarriage of Justice UK offers a free service to fax your MP; all you need is your postcode. Look down the left hand menu.
  • Women in Prison Established 1983 as a support and campaigning group for women prisoners. WIP continues to pursue its policy of employing ex-prisoners within the organisation.
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