Beacon Hill Training

“Where knowledge meets experience”

Fabricated or Induced Illness

Training in this area is absolutely essential knowledge for any organisation that comes into contact with children and their families.  If your staff do not receive training they will not understand this form of abuse, will not know what to look for, or what to do about it when it occurs. This course is unique and developed in house.

Fabricated illness (or Munchausens by proxy) is generally seen as a rare occurrence and indeed the rates of reported incidences are not as high as other forms of abuse.  However the incidence are growing as more professionals become more aware of its occurrence. It is generally accepted that this form of abuse is seriously under reported.  This is a result of a general lack of awareness and a lack of training in this area.

It is the organisation's responsibility to ensure that their staff members receive the training they need to protect children in this little understood area of abuse.


Our Fabricated or Induced llness course includes everything your staff need to know about Fabricated illness from the signs and symptoms of abuse to what the professional needs to know and do, giving them a toolkit of knowledge they will be able to apply directly to their practice.

Included in the course are the relevant pieces of current legislation as well as the procedures that the Local Authority will be following and the role of any professional in an investigation.

By the end of this course your staff will have confidence in this area and a firm grip of what is expected of them and the role they will be asked to play in an investigation.

Who is this course aimed at?

As with all our courses we can deliver to any level from management to front line workers.

To cover all of the information, we suggest that this course is held over a full day.  However, we can accommodate your needs and tailor the length of training to your requirements.

We can train at your place of work or alternately arrange the venue and everything else for you.  Group sizes are flexible; we can train small or large groups.

As with any of our courses we will not ask you to complete a number of repetitive levels of training to access more complex information as some other training companies do! It is our firm belief that information should be most available to those who need it!

Our professional trainers are all experts in their fields with over ten years of relevant experience currently practicing at a high level in child protection and safeguarding and have first hand experience of working in cases involving Fabricated illness. They will give participants the first hand practical invaluable knowledge, case studies and examples from practice needed to train in this complex area.

How much will it cost?

The cost of a training session in your own venue starts at £750 for 10 trainees depending on your geographical location.  Individual sessions are available from £190.  Please contact us for a full quotation.