Fabricated and Induced Illness

Fabricated and Induced Illness

Government guidance Safeguarding Children in whom illness is fabricated or induced is comprehensive and should be referred to for further information on this subject.

Fabricated and induced illness is acknowledged as an exceedingly complicated field for professionals working with children.  This is compounded by the fact that most professionals will rarely have to deal with this situation.

Fabricated and Induced Illness guidance (pdf, 524kb)

Chronologies are a helpful tool when dealing with cases of fabricated and induced illness.


Procedure Flowcharts

  1. Referral to Children's Social Care
  2. Action following assessment
  3. Urgent action to safeguard children
  4. What happens after the strategy discussion?
  5. What happens after the child protection conference, including the review process?