Clare Laxton

Director of Communications and Influencing at Pause.

Clare is a communications, policy and influencing professional with a career in the charity sector of over ten years. She is currently Director of Communications and Influencing at Pause, a national charity that works with women who have experienced, or are at risk of, repeated pregnancies that result in children needing to be removed from their care. 

Previous to this role she was Associate Director for Policy and Influencing at CLIC Sargent, the UK’s leading cancer charity for children and young people. Clare has also managed Policy and Public Affairs at Women's Aid, the national domestic abuse charity and led on Parliamentary Affairs for sexual health charities Family Planning Association (FPA) and Brook.

Clare has a first class degree in politics and has worked in Westminster and Canadian Parliament. She has authored publications such as Virtual World, Real Fear (2014) on online domestic abuse and Women's Aid Annual Surveys and Cancer costs (2016). She has represented organisations in national broadcast media such as BBC Breakfast and Good Morning Britain and has given oral evidence to various Select Committees.

She is also a Fellow of the Royal Society for encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and commerce (RSA).

Clare lives in Nottinghamshire, loves tea, running and feminism and can be found on Twitter at @ladylaxton.