SUDI Scotland Toolkit - For Professionals
SUDI is the term used to describe sudden and unexpected death in infancy.
The SUDI Scotland toolkit provides information to the professions who may be involved. Many organisations play a role in investigating SUDI. As SUDI occurs rarely, some professionals may be involved in only one case. This toolkit offers a support resource for an unfamiliar occurrence, guiding professionals as to their role in the process and thereby including support for bereaved families.
Professionals may download, print or email resources to collect the information required from individual guidance or look at an overview of the process timeline showing how the various professions interact. This toolkit may also be used to produce hard copies of this resource making information easily accessible in a variety of settings. Please note that if using hard copies, the information will be updated regularly and care should be taken to ensure that the SUDI guidance being followed is up to date. The principles in the SUDI toolkit guidance may be applied to sudden unexpected deaths in children. This toolkit is not appropriate for every SUDI.
Support for parents, family members and carers
If you are a bereaved parent, family member or carer, you may have come across this website while looking for more information on SUDI. We understand that this website may contain information that may be of use and interest to you, including the What happens next?
leaflet. Its focus, however, is on providing appropriate information and support to relevant professions and organisations. There are a number of voluntary organisations
that can provide you with support, and provide access to counsellors and information specific to your needs.