Statutory guidance on protecting children where carers or parents make a child ill or pretend a child is ill.

Please read Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced on the website  

This document should be read in conjunction with Working Together 2018.


Please see the following useful links updated 2019:


The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) report- Fabricated or Induced Illness by Carers: A practical guide for Paediatricians (2009)