SUDDEN UNEXPLAINED DEATH IN CHILDHOOD (SUDC)

SUDC is the unexpected death of a child aged between 1-18 years that remains unexplained. Around 40 children are affected every year in the UK, comparable to 1-2 seemingly healthy children dying every fortnight, often going to sleep and never waking up. SUDC UK is a registered charity dedicated to awareness, research and family support.

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SUPPORT AFTER CHILD LOSS

Information and support for families of any child, aged between 1-18, who has died suddenly with no immediately apparent cause. The cause of the child’s death does not need to be concluded for a family to access our services. Guidance for parents, research opportunities and community support.

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PROFESSIONAL RESOURCES

If you are a Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Health Visitor, or any other professional interested in learning about SUDC, please find guidance here. This includes free training, information, materials and details on how to refer a family.

PANORAMA REPORT RAISIES SUDC AWARENESS

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Sudden Child Deaths: The Search for Answers

Reporter Richard Bilton investigates these sudden unexplained deaths in children and looks at the research trying to find out why they happen. SUDC UK supported the production of this programme with information and by connecting the BBC with the featured professionals and families. We are so grateful to everyone involved. Please donate today to help us support families like these and to fund essential research like the SUDC UK-funded project mentioned in the programme.

HOW YOU CAN HELP?

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DONATE

Help to fund research and support bereaved families.

SUPPORT US

Race for SUDC UK, host an event, corporate partnerships, raise awareness.

FAMILY STORIES

Our charity video shares family stories and how we all hope for a brighter future. 

EXPLAINING THE UNEXPLAINED

How 1-2 children every fortnight are affected by SUDC