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

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 of Childhood.


SUDC UK is a charity co-founded by three bereaved mothers to focus on the ‘why’ so we can better understand the cause(s) and help prevent the sudden unexplained death of children in the future. SUDC UK is dedicated to increasing awareness in the UK and funding crucial research.

“The charity is set up in memory of all SUDC children. We hope by shining their light on Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood we can better understand these tragedies in order to predict and prevent them in the future” Founding Directors.

SUDC UK is an affiliate of the SUDC Foundation, an international charity devoted solely to the needs of families and professionals touched by unexpected and unexplained deaths of children. Please register with the SUDC Foundation for professional bereavement support and to be part of the global community of SUDC families.

SUDC UK looks forward to helping families once they are registered with the SUDC Foundation. We can assist families and supporters in organising unique events in memory of SUDC children, or for a SUDC child who is particularly special to you. Contact SUDC UK for information, fundraising and advocacy queries.

How is SUDC UK helping?

Raising awareness in the community – SUDC UK encourages UK families affected by SUDC and their communities to help raise awareness and funds in memory of a beloved child by hosting their own community fundraisers to benefit SUDC UK. Regardless of the size of your audience, SUDC UK is here to help you get started.

Promoting awareness through education – SUDC UK attends medical conferences and other relevant meetings to provide up to date, helpful and consistent information on SUDC.

Funding research – SUDC UK funds research projects which aim to further our understanding of SUDC. It works with professionals who have an interest in sudden unexplained death to help encourage and optimise research.

Advocating for families – SUDC UK aims to help improve national policy and services. As a member of the All Parliamentary Group on Bereavement, SUDC UK represents SUDC bereaved parents meeting regularly to consult on all relevant guidelines.  SUDC UK hosts family activity days and creates a supportive SUDC community.

How can you help?

You can help by learning more about SUDC and by supporting the important work of SUDC UK.  Host a fundraising event, donate or simply spread awareness in your community.

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