Professional Guidance published on Fabricated and Induced Illness & Unborn Children or Infants of Mothers in Prison

Multi-agency guidance for practitioners and managers has been issued by Inverclyde Child Protection Committee on the issue of Fabricated and Induced Illness.

Fabricated or induced illness (FII) involves a well child being presented with a more significant health problem than he/she has in reality and suffering harm as a result. This is a relatively rare form of child abuse but where there are concerns about FII, a multi-agency response is essential from an early stage to ensure early sharing and collation of information to ensure that the child is appropriately protected.


The document provides background information on FII along with guidance on identification and action to be taken in response to concerns of Fabricated or Induced Illness.


Good Practice Guidance has also been issued by Inverclyde Child Protection Committee on Child Protection Practice Involving Unborn Children or Infants of Mothers in Prison.


This good practice note provides guidance on responding to circumstances where a pregnant woman or a mother of a newborn baby is in prison.

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