Down’s Syndrome

What is Down’s Syndrome?

Down’s syndrome is caused by the presence of an extra chromosome in a baby’s cells. In the majority of cases, Down’s syndrome is not an inherited condition. Down’s syndrome usually occurs because of a chance happening at the time of conception.

For every 1,000 babies born, one will have Down’s syndrome.

About 750 babies with Down’s syndrome are born in the UK each year.

Down’s syndrome affects people of all ages, races, religious and economic situations.

There are approximately 40,000 people with Down’s syndrome living in the UK.

Each year we educate our children by inviting visitors, sharing videos and discussing Down’s Syndrome to enable our children to understand Down’s Syndrome.