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.
This statutory guidance is for:
- local authorities
- health authorities
- social workers
- 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.