Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) Survey
Fabricated or Induced Illness (FII) is a rare form of child abuse in
which a parent or carer exaggerates or verbally fabricates symptoms, or
deliberately creates physical signs of illness, in the child. It is also
known as ‘Munchausen's syndrome by proxy'.
The government’s statutory
guidance on FII, ‘ Safeguarding Children in Whom Illness is Fabricated
or Induced’, was published to assist practitioners and managers know
what to do if they had or suspected they had a case of FII, and the
training pack ‘Incredibly Caring’ was commissioned to assist LSCBs,
practitioners, and their managers to implement this guidance. It was
distributed in DVD format to all LSCBs in 2009.
This survey aims to ascertain what experience your LSCB, and partner organisations, have had of FII, and of training on FII. It is being undertaken by the University of Sheffield, in conjunction with the 'Incredibly Caring' project team, with permission from The Association of Independent LSCB Chairs.
The survey can be accessed here.
The survey commenced on 9th March 2017 and was published to close on 10th April 2017. The survey deadline has been extended to 5th June, 2017. The word version of the survey can be downloaded below, if Board Managers or Chairs wish to be able to collate a wider response from their LSCB.