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'Incredibly honest and powerful...unexpectedly funny, will make readers laugh as well as cry...'
Amelia Gentleman,
The Guardian

 '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.

  'A poignant account of the issues facing many families of children with special educational needs. This book will help parents by shining a light on some of the legal processes involved…’Clive Rawlings, specialist education law barrister, Hardwicke Chambers.

'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, consultant neonatologist, clinical academic group director, children’s health, Barts Health NHS Trust. Trustee of BLISS charity for premature babies.

 
‘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 research project. 

  'The 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.