CPD Webinar - Fabricated or Induced Illness (Munchausen syndrome by proxy) The Safeguarding Approach - Mr Brendan Gray - Social Work Manager

21 Apr 2016 7:30 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Fabricated or Induced Illness (Munchausen syndrome by proxy) The Safeguarding Approach

Presented by Mr Brendan Gray 

Social Work Manager 


Fabricated or induced illness (FII) is a very rare form of child abuse. It occurs when a parent or carer, usually the child’s biological parent, exaggerates or deliberately causes symptoms of illness or injuries in the child.

FII is also sometimes or historically known as Munchausen's syndrome by proxy. Munchausen's syndrome, also known as the factitious disorder, is a condition where a person pretends to be ill or causes illness or injury to themselves.

Healthcare professionals in the UK prefer to use the term fabricated or induced illness, or factitious disorder imposed on another. This is because the term Munchausen's syndrome by proxy places the emphasis on the person carrying out the abuse, rather than the victim.

The Presentation Webinar will:

  • Give an insight into the FII Phenomenon.
  • Give advice for practice for Health and Social Care Professionals
  • Offer time for reflection, conversation and thought regarding FII.


Mr Brendan Gray is a Social Work Manager, with a PHD level interest in Fabricated or Induced Illness in content to the Safeguarding setting


45 Mins


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