Some of our 2016-17 highlights, we:

  • began a review ahead of preparation for a new strategic plan;
  • increased staff resources to deliver on and fundraise for project objectives;
  • published new information and research abstracts on our website; to make accurate information readily available; 
  • took forward our major international guidelines project, focusing on healthcare and education, working towards a process ensuring international involvement and credibility;
  • played a key role supporting the hosts of WDSC 2018 and moved to a biennial event, selecting hosts for WDSC 2020 and WDSC 2022;
  • funded and managed successful outreach programmes in Rwanda and Peru and increased our organisational capacity project output, working with 25 countries and 1 region;
  • developed our advisory group and committee structure to ensure full expert and stakeholder involvement in our work;
  • consolidated key relationships with the UN, IDA, IDDC, T21RS and other relevant organisations, to speak on behalf of the global Down syndrome community and
  • ran our most successful WDSD campaign to date, with a globally adopted theme, widely seen awareness initiatives and successful events (including the first at UN Geneva).

You can download our full report at the Charity Commission for England and Wales website, simply click on the link below and then click "Accounts and annual returns", reporting year 31 March 2017:

See annual report