Page 11 – Investigating sudden infant death syndrome: supporting families

Francine Bates, Lucy Lyus and Jenny Ward


1.      The Lullaby Trust. Statistics on SIDS

2.      Ferguson A. Ignored Disease or Diagnostic Dustbin? Sudden Infant Death Syndrome in the British Context. Soc Hist Med 2015;28:487–508

3.      Garstang J, Griffiths F, Sidebotham P. Parental understanding and self-blame following sudden infant death: a mixed-methods study of bereaved parents’ and professionals experience. BMJ Open 2016;6:e011323.

4.      The Royal College of Pathologists. Sudden unexpected death in infancy and childhood: Multi-agency guidelines for care and investigation.

5.      Garstang J, Griffiths F, Sidebotham P. Rigour and Rapport: a qualitative study of parents’ and professionals’ experiences of joint agency infant death investigation. BMC Pediatr 2017;17:48.

6.      Fleming PJ, Blair P, Bacon C, Berry PJ. Sudden unexpected deaths in infancy. The CESDI SUDI studies 1993–1996. London, UK: Stationery Office, 2000.

7.      Child Death Review Statutory Guidance consultation. Department for Education, 2017.

8.      Stillbirth and neonatal death charity (Sands). National Bereavement Care Pathway