Press Guidelines

We rely on members of the press to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome that is both accurate and inoffensive to the general public, which includes people with Down’s syndrome and their families and friends.

As journalists, we are sure you strive to create articles that can be read by all members of society. While you may be busy meeting your deadline, please take a moment to make sure your copy follows the following guidelines and that your story does not include any myths about this stereotyped learning disability.

If you have any queries about any of the terminology, please contact claire@dsscotland.org.uk or 0131 442 8840.