Welcome to SOFT

Registered Charity:  1002918 (England and Wales) SC043341 (Scotland)

Since 1991 we have been supporting families affected by Patau's and Edwards' syndromes through a prenatal diagnosis, termination, birth of a baby, caring for a child, and bereavement.

tel: 0121 351 3122 | email: enquiries@soft.org.uk

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How can we help you today?

Help for Families 

Have you recently received a diagnosis?     Is a past experience still troubling you?   Are you caring for a child with T13/18?

Information for Professionals

For clinicians involved in the care of pregnant women or of patients affected by trisomy 18 or trisomy 13.

Get Involved

We are so grateful to our many wonderful supporters - here's how you can help SOFT to keep supporting families across the UK.


X Factor single donation

We can't explain how grateful we are to Syco and Together for Short Lives for the recent donation of over £13,000 (£13,409 to be precise). Thank you!

Goodbye, Au Revoir, Slán

Beautiful video from Louis Hemmings. It tells the story of Holly who was stillborn in 1993, and her brothers Lawrence and Luke (from the perspective of Lawrence).

Children's Hospice Week 2014

This awareness-raising and fundraising week runs from 13 - 20 June. Did you take part in this week for your local children's hospice? Send us your news and we'll print it in the next SOFT newsletter.