New guidance on fabricated illnesses

The government has published guidance on safeguarding children in
cases where illness may be being fabricated or induced by a carer
with parenting responsibilities.

Safeguarding Children in whom Illness is Fabricated or
is intended to help agencies and professionals draw up
detailed ways of working together if there is concern a child is
likely to suffer harm as a result of a carer’s behaviour.

The guidance is for individuals in contact with children and
families in statutory, voluntary and independent sectors. Area
child protection committees are expected to incorporate it into
existing procedures.

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