Family Support

Someone's death can often be difficult to come to terms with: this is especially the case when that person is young, has no evidence of illness and dies suddenly. Unfortunately this is often the situation into which families are plunged following the unexpected death of their child.

Whenever someone dies, their death has to be explained to the family, hopefully in terms that can be understood at such a time of raw emotion.

From a legal point of view, each death has to be defined as natural, unnatural or unexplained. A diagnosis of SADS is often one of exclusion - to put it simply, other causes for the loss of the loved one have been ruled out. To reach this diagnosis may involve a post mortem and extensive organ and tissue examination. SADS, though devastating, can therefore be legally described as 'natural' and the Coroner will not need to be involved further. It is only if the loss cannot be legally described as 'natural' that an inquest will take place.

Partners & Supporters

  • BBC Radio Leicester
    Leicester City Council
    Jersey Budd
    Leicestershire and Rutland County FA
  • Gateley
    Loughborough Echo
    Westleigh Developments
    Longslade Community College
  • Agora
    Musical Village
    Trophy Parlour
    Leicester City In the Community
  • De Montfort Students Union
    Demon Media
    Barwood
    Leicester Unity Boxing Club
  • Soar Media
    Samworth Brothers
    British Heart Foundation
    Kasabian
  • AFC Andrews
    6PM
    BBC
    Inside Land
  • Jessica Michelle School of Dance
    Leicestershire County Council
    Health For Teens
    Dickinson & Morris
  • Gem 106
    De Lisle
    Sileby Town CC
    Shepshed Lions Club - Community First Responders
  • Boden
    UK Paintball
    Heartwize
    Rothley Park Cricket Club
  • Arrhythmia Alliance
    CKI Martial Arts
    Quorn Football Club
    UHL Trust
  • YHW
    Warriors Basketball Club
    Leicester Tigers
    Cipher Entertainment
  • Pukaar News
    Rothley Parish Council
    Willmott Dixon
    ITV Central
  • Leicester Coritanian
    Oak FM
    Rawlins
    Loughborough Town Cricket Club
  • Bradgate Park Trust
    David Wilson Homes
    Leicester City FC Community Trust
    Leicester Legends
  • Sports Cardiology UK
    Shepshed Lions - Community First Responders
    Leicester Mercury
    East Midlands Ambulance Service
  • LRSport
    Gleeds