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DAILY TELEGRAPH 10 September 2012


Jane was a guest at a reception held by Samantha Cameron at 10 Downing Street for the Dame Hannah Rogers' Trust. All guests were given a copy of her book and Daily Telegraph journalist John Bingham, social and religious affairs editor quoted it as ''Incredibly moving and startlingly open and honest.'

BIRMINGHAM POST & BIRMINGHAM MAIL 28 September 2012

Standing Up for James featured in Birmingham Post and Birmingham Mail and subsequently in the Sunday Mercury.

BBC MIDLANDS TODAY 19 October 2012

Jane was interviewed on Midlands Today about the failure of Birmingham Children's Social care to pass yet another Ofsted inspection.

DAILY MAIL YOU MAGAZINE 4 December 2012

Jane and James featured in the Daily Mail's You magazine in an article about Dame Hannah Rogers' Trust.

THE GUARDIAN 15 January 2013

Standing Up for James was featured in The Guardian in an article by Amelia Gentleman

THE INDEPENDENT 12 February 2013

Standing Up for James was referred to in an article about premature babies in
The Independent.

BBC BREAKFAST 13 February 2013

Jane was interviewed on BBC Breakfast following an appeal by Mencap charity over the lack of respite for parents and carers of disabled people.

DAILY MAIL 15 March 2013

A feature on Jane appeared in the Daily Mail. It purported to be written by Jane, but had not been written by her. She had been asked permission to reproduce sections of her book and the resulting article had been read down the phone to her but she had not been allowed to see a written version. She had not been told what the headline would be, nor that it would bear her name.

The article was entitled 'Would you give up your disabled son to allow your other children a chance of happiness? Despite agonies of guilt, Jane says it's the best decision she ever made'.Jane has never said those words, nor would she ever say them.

The Daily Mail has apologised to Jane.

LBC RADIO NICK FERRARI 15 March 2013

Following the publication of the Daily Mail article, Jane is interviewed live by Nick Ferrari of London station LBC Radio, commonly known as 'The man that politicians fear'. She is subject to 11 minutes of intense cross examination on air about the fact that James no longer lives at home.

ITV LORRAINE 26 March 2013

Jane is a guest of ITV Lorraine talking about the difficulties of caring for a disabled child at home.

SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 27 April 2014

Jane was asked to write an article for the Sunday Telegraph, following the tragic case of Tania Lawrence, who suffocated three of her young children. They all had spinal muscular atrophy, required 24 hour care and were life limited.

INAUGURAL LORD RIX LECTURE 14 October 2014

Jane chairs the inaugural Lord Rix Lecture, organised and held by Mencap.

CHARITY FASHION SHOW IN AID OF MENCAP March 2017

Jane spoke at a Charity fashion show hosted by the Friends of Royal Mencap Society, attended by the Countess of Wessex. The event was reported in The Daily Mail.

SEASHELL TRUST BALL 5 May 2017

Jane spoke at a Ball held to raise money for the Seashell Trust, a charity providing residential education for disabled children from all over the UK.







NATIONAL AUTISTIC SOCIETY MAGAZINE Summer 2017

In summer 2017 the National Autistic Society newsletter (p22) featured Jane's campaign for a single point of appeal to tribunal from all parts of EHC plans, not just education.

HOUSE OF LORDS: LAUNCH OF LEGAL COALITION 9 May 2018

Jane spoke at the launch of a pilot for a legal coalition led by Royal Mencap Society, giving free advice to people with learning disabilities and their carers. The launch was hosted by Lord Low in the House of Lords.