Fabricated or induced illness


Fabricated illness stems from a mental health problem in which a care giver makes up or accuses an injury to a person under his or her care. Suzanne O’Connell explains this condition, identifies warning signs and gives advice on what schools should do in this situation.

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Dr. Suzanne O'Connell

Dr Suzanne O’Connell is a freelance writer specialising in education. She is also the Managing Editor of Attendance Matters Magazine. Prior to this she taught for 23 years and was a headteacher of a junior school in Nuneaton for 11 years.

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