This toolkit has been produced by Healthcare Improvement Scotland (formerly NHS Quality Improvement Scotland). We have worked together with representatives from the following agencies. Their commitment to this project is greatly appreciated.
The Association of Chief Police Officers of Scotland (ACPOS) work in partnership with central and local government to set strategic objectives for policing in Scotland and to deliver better integrated services for Scotland’s communities.
The Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) is responsible for the prosecution of crime in Scotland, the investigation of sudden or suspicious deaths, and the investigation of complaints against the police.
Edinburgh, Lothian & Borders Child Protection Office
Professionals from many disciplines across NHS Scotland have contributed to this project. We would like to thank the individuals and acknowledge the Health boards for support
We would like to thank NHS Lothian and the authors of the Lothian SUDiC guidelines for permission to reproduce parts of their local guidance.
Support for pregnant women who misuse drugs or alcohol. The PrePare team is a multi-agency project which aims to provide intensive care to women who are pregnant and who misuse drugs or alcohol and live within the city of Edinburgh.
UK charity providing support for bereaved parents and their families.
We would like to thank SANDS for the permission to reproduce some of the wording within their publication “Pregnancy Loss and the Death of a Baby- Guidelines for Professionals”
The Scottish Ambulance Service) is part of the National Health Service in Scotland, and serves all of Scotland. It is a Special Health Board funded directly by the Scottish Government Health Department.
The Scottish Cot Death Trust works to find answers to cot death through research; supporting bereaved families and educating the public and professionals on how to reduce the risks of cot death.
Tel: 0141 357 3946
We would like to give thanks to the Scottish Cot Death Trust for their commitment to this project and to acknowledge the work undertaken in the previous pilot, conducted by them, some of which has been reproduced, with permission within this toolkit.
The SUDI project has been funded for an initial two years by Scottish Government. We would like to thank them for their involvement in the project and ongoing support.
The following organisation although not directly involved in this project has given permission for some of their web content to be reproduced within the professional guidance sections for primary care.
The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths (FSID) is a UK baby charity working to prevent sudden deaths and promote health. FSID funds research, supports bereaved families and promotes safe baby care advice