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Traits in parents accussed of fabricated and induced illness, are you at risk of being accused?!

Working with many parents who have been accused of fabricated and induced illness you get to think that there are certain traits that those parents exhibit that attract professionals to make false allegations. So we at Fiightback decided to make a survey to see if there are any patterns in those parents accused of fii.

Those accused of Fii are overwhelmingly female

Out of those 165 respondents accused, 29% had a disability, 30% chronic illness and 10% are autistic. This is despite Scope reporting that only 19% of working age adults have a disability (which includes chronic illness and asd). This shows a huge problem with ablesim within social care.

Out of the respondents you can see that nearly 40% are single parents, the office of national statistics reports that 25% of families with children are single parents households, so single parents are over represented in this category.

About 36% of respondents were not on good terms with the other parents due to seperation, domestic abuse or lack of contact. In many accusations of fii, there is an ex partner agreeing with false allegations in order to punish the resident parent and/or to attempt to gain residency of children.

Those who are accused are overwhelmingly well educated

This is only slightly above average though as the office on national statistics reports that 27% of adults have a degree.

One overwhelming trend is that those who are accused often work in healthcare (and are the barred from ever working in that field again because they have a criminal record due to child protection proceedings). Here we can see 16% worked in education (another career choice affected by false allegations) and 25% work in healthcare.