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SUDC UK

SUDC UK is a charity dedicated to raising awareness, funding research and bringing together families affected by Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC).  SUDC occurs in children aged 1-18 years. The cause of death remains unexplained after a thorough investigation. 40 children die without reason every year in England and Wales alone; 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.

www.sudc.org.uk

Charity

Registered charity no. 1175413

Member since January 2021

About us

SUDC UK is a charity dedicated to raising awareness, funding research and bringing together families affected by Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood (SUDC). 

Co-founded by three SUDC bereaved mothers in 2017, in memory of all SUDC children, the charity aims to make a difference by shining their light on SUDC.

Our vision is for SUDC to be predictable and preventable.

Our Mission -To improve awareness and understanding of Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood -To fund crucial medical research to better understand these tragedies

SUDC UK provides all services at no cost to families or professionals. SUDC receives no government funding. SUDC UK is a registered charity in England and Wales (charity no 1175413).

How is SUDC UK helping?

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

Advocating for families – SUDC UK aims to help improve national policy and services and be a voice for our families. To do this, SUDC UK consults on all relevant guidelines and initiatives, including regular attendance as a founding charity member of the national APPG for Bereavement. SUDC UK also advocates for families on an individual case basis.

Supporting families –SUDC UK helps affected families find support and builds a supportive community. SUDC UK is proud to link families directly with our affiliate the SUDC Foundation for professional and peer bereavement support. Together, our charities are the only organisations worldwide whose sole purpose is to promote awareness, advocate for research, and support those affected by sudden unexplained death in childhood.

Funding research – SUDC UK supports fundraising and funds research projects that 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.