Incredibly moving and startlingly open and honest.John
Bingham, social and religious affairs editor, Daily Telegraph.
Jane Raca has written a very important book...everyone should read
this book.Rosa Monckton, Founder of Team Domenica charity, President of
Kids charity for disabled children.
Excellent ... written clearly and effectively and should help
those of us who care passionately about children with autism to put across the very
real problems they face in getting the support and education that is their
right. Jane Asher, President, National Autistic Society.
Standing up for James is essential reading for all professionals who look
after babies who need specialist care and those who are involved in their
ongoing care. The book is written honestly...highlighting the humanity in us
all. Dr Jane Hawdon, responsible officer, consultant neonatologist,
Royal Free Hospital London NHS Hospital Trust
Council does not have the resources to fulfil all of its statutory obligations
and so may avoid identifying a need which it cannot meet... In Standing up for
James, Jane Raca is raising issues of public policy and what sort of society we
are becoming. These are questions that we cannot adequately answer, or are
avoiding; in that sense she is standing up for all of us. Honorary Alderman Len Clark, former Birmingham
City councillor and chair of the Council’s inquiry into protecting
children and improving children’s social care, 2009.
This book is full of rich insight. It takes the reader on a
journey with mother, son and family: each signpost on that journey is recalled
with eloquence and objective passion. There is no end to what a mother will do
to get the best for her child, and this book is an unequivocal testimony to
that truth. It will enrich the lives of all who read it - parent or
professional. Professor Barry Carpenter, OBE. Former national director,
Department for Education complex learning difficulties and disabilities
Reader Reviews from Amazon
book is one of those books where once you start reading you have to keep going
until the end... if I could have put my arms around the book and hugged it I
wept and empathised with her struggle and the daily battles with red tape
bureaucracy which we, as parents of children with additional needs, have to
is quite simply a brilliant book. A story told with feeling as well as facts
and I would recommend it to all parents, healthcare professionals and those who
work with children.
book is eloquent and understated in charting the roller coaster of life with a
severely disabled child...
book is brilliantly written and I hope that some of the decision-makers read it
and learn from it.
Incredibly important read for all of us in the field of SEND