Fabricated and Induced Illness – Awareness Raising Session


10:00 am - 1:00 pm


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Chamber, Highland Council Headquarters
Glenurquhart Road, Inverness, IV3 5NX
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Recent complex and challenging patients have highlighted a need for greater understanding of fabricated or induced illness (FII), which falls within the wider spectrum of emotional abuse. This awareness raising session delivered by Dr Danya Glaser aims to help practitioners understand Fabricated and Induced Illness.

This session is specifically targeted at people who have an interest in finding out more about Fabricated and Induced Illness. It will be of particular interest to foster carers, children’s panel members and organisations supporting children and families.

NB: Staff responsible for leading assessment and planning processes should attend the full day session.

Dr Danya Glaser is a Visiting Professor at UCL and honorary consultant child & adolescent psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London.  She is currently working on the early recognition of fabricated or induced illness.

Previously a developmental paediatrician, at Great Ormond Street Hospital she was named doctor for child protection and for many years headed an integrated child protection service working respectively with the identification and treatment of emotional abuse; providing multidisciplinary assessments for Children Act proceedings as an expert witness and a post protection team working with children who have been seriously maltreated and their current, often new carers.

She was a member of the Family Justice Council for 6 years and chaired the Development Group for the NICE Guideline ‘When to Suspect Child Maltreatment’ (Clinical Guideline No. 89, December 2009).  Dr Glaser has taught, researched and written widely on various aspects of child maltreatment including sexual and emotional abuse, fabricated or induced illness; and the effects of child maltreatment on the developing brain.

This course is targeted at practitioners working directly with children and families. Priority will be offered to health, education, police and social care professionals with child protection responsibilities.

A light lunch will be provided so please advise us of any dietary requirements. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate all dietary preferences so if you would be happier bringing along your own lunch please feel free to do so.

NB: We may have to limit places to one per team/agency. Only 1 place per booking will be accepted.


Bookings are closed for this event.