Institutionalising parent carer blame

This report looks at the experiences of disabled children and their families of the process by which their needs for care and support are assessed by English local authority children’s services departments.

With an increase in allegations of FII (Fabricated or Induced Illness) against parent/carers by professionals, we are pleased to see the recent publication by the British Association for Social Work and Social Workers  of Practice Guidance’ – by Cathleen Long, Dr Judy Eaton, Sally Russell OBE, Dr Fiona Gullon-Scott and Professor Andy Bilson: Fabricated or Induced Illness and Perplexing Presentations: Abbreviated Practice Guide for Social Work Practitioners (BASW 2022).

Published July 2021

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