The welfare of a child could not be deduced from any one professional perspective but was a multi-faceted concept. The terms 'Munchausen's syndrome by proxy' and 'Factitious/fabricated (and induced) illness (by proxy)' were not a disease, but merely descriptions of a range of behaviours whose context and assessments could provide insight into the degree of risk a child might face.

[2005] EWHC 31 (Fam)

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