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Psychological Aspects of False Allegations of Sexual Abuse
February 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pmFree
Margaret Gardener, Director of False Allegations Support Organisation (FASO), will give at talk on the Psychological Aspects of False Allegations of Sexual Abuse. The talk will focus mainly on the psychological / emotional impact on the person falsely accused.
This event will take place on 28th Feb at UCL, Gower St, Cruciform building, Lecture Theatre 1 (LT1), 6.30 – 7.30pm. Tickets are free, but must be booked in advance here https://www.eventbrite.com/e/psychological-aspects-of-false-allegations-of-sexual-abuse-tickets-54625257616?ref=estw
About the speaker
Margaret Gardener has a background in voluntary emergency nursing and prior to this a career in the civil service, serving abroad during this time, which helped to improve her communication skills. She was a registered foster carer for special needs teenagers and was catapulted through a family experience, as a volunteer, into the False Allegations Support Organisation in 2001. Her fist role at FASO was Secretarial, she then progressed to the helpline (using her empathy skills, and supporting callers in their distress). As the Director of FASO (UK) she addresses parliament and agencies both criminal and family through the medium of consultations and meetings, whilst liaising with Academia and like-minded groups. She addresses in part the issues of the hidden victims, both children/vulnerable adults and the accused parent/individual on safeguarding issues.
The FASO website, with helpline details, is here http://www.false-allegations.org.uk/