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Information about Copyright is a Health Alert initiative, jointly managed by the Down's Syndrome Association and St. George's, University of London, funded by the department of Health and GUS Charitable Trust.

Unless otherwise stated, all material on this site is copyright of St George's, University of London (SGUL) or its original authors or publishers.

Whilst we have made every effort to ensure information culled from other sources is accurate and, where possible, evidence-based, inevitably there are areas where professional opinions vary and recommendations may not be entirely compatible with current UK or world-wide practice. SGUL is not responsible for the content of linked external sites.

Reproducing SGUL material

Information which is copyright of SGUL may be copied and distributed for personal, educational and other non-commercial purposes, provided that you acknowledge SGUL as the source and include a reference or hyperlink to this website (

If you want to make use of our material in relation to any commercial activity, please contact us for permission.

Reproducing other material

You should seek the permission of the author or publisher before reproducing or distributing any other material on this site. In particular, this site includes a number of articles, which originally appeared in journals and other publications, where permission must be sought from the original publisher before they can be reproduced elsewhere. You should note that some journals consider printing out web pages or PDFs to be reproduction for copyright purposes.

If you are in any doubt as to whether or not you may reproduce any material on this site, please contact us with details of the article or page in question.

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