Jez Harris

Jeremy Harris, or more widely known as, Bethany’s Dad is a finalist in the ‘Making a Difference’ category in this year’s #BAPSAwards!

Jez has used social media to document his incredible battle to ensure his daughter, Beth received the right support. He has stood up for his daughter and is a driving force for change. Find out more about the man behind ‘Bethany’s dad’ by reading on…

What inspired you to start your blog/organisation?

Reading the blogs of others and Twitter having a limit on the number of characters! 

What other blogs/organisations do you turn to for advice? 

Rightful Lives, Steph’s Two  Girls. Mark Neary’s ‘Love, Belief and Balls’.

Describe yourself in three words 

‘Fattened By Lockdown’ or ‘Driven to Change’

Favourite snack?

Crisps! But absolutely not prawn cocktail..yeuch!! 

Favourite thing to do if you have some ‘me’ time?

Fishing..there is nothing like chilling out by a lake or a river with nothing but the sound of water and all the wildlife around you.

If there was a film of your life, what would it be called?

The Cell Door or Biros and a Broken System

Which talent of yours are you most proud of?

Not a talent as such, but when I tell Beth’s story I know it has a lasting impact. 

If you could be one fictional character, who would you be?

Easy…Deadpool!!

What’s the closest thing to magic?

Beth’s wicked sense of humour. Anyone who can hide a 2 litre bottle of pop in their hair is a giggle..

What advice would you give to someone who wanted to start blogging? 

Write it. Leave it. Read it. Change it. Post it…

What are you most looking forward to at this year’s BAPS Awards? 

Meeting all my heroes..


The Baps Awards Ceremony takes place 4th November from 7.00pm. This year, due to COVID19 the event will be held virtually. So whilst you may not physically be in the room, you’ll still be connecting with bloggers, support organisations and amazing parents from far and wide. Sign up to join in the ceremony here.

The BAPS Awards

The BAPs (Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards allows SEND bloggers to be recognised for their talents, tales and achievements. Founded by Bringing Us Together and My Family, Our Needs, these awards celebrate SEND Bloggers everywhere. Click here to find out more…

The BAPs (Bloody Awesome Parents) Awards allows SEND bloggers to be recognised for their talents, tales and achievements. Founded by Bringing Us Together and My Family, Our Needs, these awards celebrate SEND Bloggers everywhere.  Click here to find out more...
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