Sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI): CASPAR briefing

Publication date 2020

A review of 14 incidents in families where the children are considered at risk of significant harm

The Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel has published findings from a review of cases of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI)1 in England from June 2018 to August 2019.  

In this briefing you’ll find a summary of key findings from the review, including information on:

  • the nature and circumstances of SUDI in families with children at risk
  • how effective local arrangements are for promoting safer sleeping and reducing the risk of SUDI
  • how to improve approaches to embed safer sleeping advice in families with children considered to be at risk of significant harm through child abuse or neglect.

References

Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel (2020) Out of routine: a review of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in families where the children are considered at risk of significant harm (PDF). London: Child Safeguarding Practice Review Panel.
Download Out of routine: a review of sudden unexpected death in infancy (SUDI) in families where the children are considered at risk of significant harm
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