In memory of all children affected by Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.

We hope by shining their light on SUDC, we can better understand these tragedies in order to predict and prevent them in the future.

SUDC is the sudden and unexpected death of a child between 1 and 18 years of age, which remains unexplained after a thorough investigation is conducted. This must include examination of the death scene, performance of a complete post-mortem, and a review of the child and family’s medical history. SUDC is a category of death that eludes our scientific understanding today.

SUDC UK is dedicated to raising awareness and funds for research into Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood. 40 children in England and Wales die every year without reason; more young children than to traffic accidents, drowning or fires. The sudden unexplained death of a child is one of the most under-recognised medical tragedies of our time.

This short video explains the tragedy of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood.

SUDC UK aims to help make SUDC predictable and preventable in the future. Co-founded by three bereaved mothers, our mission is to raise awareness of SUDC and fund crucial research.

SUDC UK is an affiliate of the SUDC Foundation, a worldwide organisation whose purpose is not only to promote awareness and advocate for research, but also to support those affected by sudden unexplained or unexpected death. The SUDC Foundation provides all services at no cost to over 1000 families across the world. Please register with us to receive helpful information from SUDC UK, access bereavement support from the SUDC Foundation and to be part of the global community of SUDC families.

Please contact SUDC UK for information, fundraising, research and advocacy queries. 

How can you help?

Contact us to learn more about SUDC or to volunteer your time to help the SUDC UK team. Learn about fundraising in aid of SUDC UK, help spread awareness in your community or simply donate. We’d love you to follow us on social media and share our stories to raise awareness of the SUDC cause. Please click on the social media icons below to find us

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