Statutory guidance

Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced

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

Documents

Safeguarding children in whom illness is fabricated or induced

Details

This statutory guidance is for:

  • local authorities
  • schools
  • health authorities
  • social workers
  • police
  • local safeguarding children boards

It relates to the Children Act 1989 and is issued under:

Statutory guidance sets out what schools and local authorities must do to comply with the law. You should follow the guidance unless you have a very good reason not to.