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When a Mother's Love Is Not Enough

Documentary. After recent high profile cases in which mothers have killed their disabled children, Rosa Monckton explores how easily families can reach the brink of despair.

In a frank and moving documentary, successful businesswoman, charity worker and confidante of the late Princess Diana, Rosa Monckton, explores the realities families face when caring for a disabled child.

Against a backdrop of headline-grabbing cases in which desperate mothers, such as Fiona Pilkington, killed themselves and their child because they could no longer face the daily reality of their lives, Rosa, who herself has a child with Down's syndrome, admits that she too has felt a crushing despair.

Since the birth of her daughter Domenica, Rosa has campaigned for the rights of disabled children and their families. After the recent shocking high profile cases in which mothers have killed their disabled children, she sets out to show how easy it is for families to reach the brink of despair. She also discovers how the maze of bureaucracy often prevents families getting the help they need.

50 minutes

Last on

Tue 8 Dec 2009 01:00

Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Rosa Monckton
Executive Producer Paula Trafford

Broadcasts

  • Tue 10 Nov 2009 22:35
  • Tue 10 Nov 2009 23:05
  • Mon 30 Nov 2009 01:05
  • Tue 8 Dec 2009 01:00