The name SAFARI stands for “Supporting All Falsely Accused with Reference Information” and, as the name suggests, we provide powerful and positive information that is likely to be of use to those who are in a position to make necessary changes in the UK's investigative and judicial systems, those who have been affected by false accusations (including the family & friends of victims) and those who have suffered from being pressurised into making false accusations.
There may be little you can do about a problem by yourself, but, by working together, we can make, and are making, a difference. We collect, research, collate and share information on this subject. SAFARI shares news of successes so that all can benefit from them. We also share information which shows when and how the day to day running of the Legal System has failed the cause of justice, and we take the matter up at Parliamentary level with a view to achieving necessary changes.
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This is what we do
Provide you with useful information that may assist you by sending you (by eMail or post) the SAFARI newsletter every quarter (March, June, September & December). We have never missed a single edition; so if you have not received your newsletter by 15th of the month it applies to, please do let us know. If you require past copies of the newsletters, they are available online via our web site at http://safari-uk.org. Don’t have Internet access? Ask a friend or family member to print them for you.
Try to read all your communications to us and, if doing so will be beneficial to a significant number of our readers, research and publish details of issues you raise, in a future newsletter.
Keep your identity secret unless we feel that no harm could possibly be caused by revealing it, and either (a) you ask us to publish it, or (b) it's in the public domain (i.e. has already been published elsewhere). In most cases, anonymity is the best policy.
Communicate at the highest levels (Government, Police, Criminal Cases Review Commission, Parole Board etc.) with a view to effect change. SAFARI already has a good relationship with various bodies and we intend to continue building those relationships.
This is what we DO NOT do
Contact people on your behalf. We provide information that may assist you, but it is up to you to either make use of that information yourself, or to ask your solicitor to do so.
Reply to your letters except in exceptional cases (our time is severely limited). Please try to stick to a single side of an A4 page or less. A good rule of thumb is that the larger your communication, the less chance you have of us reading it properly!)
Directly assist you in your case. This is what your legal team is for.
Anything that does not directly relate to the problem of the falsely accused. We are often asked to look into the success or otherwise of prison courses, to investigate whether prisons are acting legally when providing or removing privileges, etc. None of these types of issues is directly related to the falsely accused.
Take sides. Our only ‘side’ is the side of justice, and we fully support all those who seek justice, whether they be the person being falsely accused, members of the police force or social services, etc. One needs to remember, for example, that just because one police officer may be corrupt, they won’t all be. We all need to work with those on the side of justice.
This is what we ask YOU to do
Keep us informed of your current address so that we do not lose contact with you. If you are in prison, this is vital as prisons rarely tell us if you are moved. Following your release, please give us your release address and, ideally, a contact eMail address.
Tell us (and supply details) whenever you achieve some level of success in your case (such as winning an appeal, achieving Parole, finding a solicitor who achieves positive results, etc.)
Tell other people about SAFARI
(you could pass out copies of the newsletters or suggest to others that they join our mailing list.) Prison libraries automatically receive a copy but whether they put them on display depends on the staff’s choice.
Send us copies of any letters you receive from officials (i.e. MPs, prison staff, Probation, etc.) which either (a) contain information you feel would be useful to other readers or (b) highlight an issue which you believe needs to be addressed by a higher authority in an attempt to achieve changes in Law or procedures.
Let us know if you find a solicitor you personally think you can recommend to others, and explain why you feel that way about them.