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Anyone's Child is a network of families who have been negatively affected by our drug laws.

Bristol takes drugs seriously

By | October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Last week Bristol finally took its escalating illegal drug problem seriously and the city played host to a week of diverse and vibrant events centred on drug policy reform. Local charity Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control were joined by drug policy experts and local activists to rally against [...]

Bristol legend remembered on Stokes Croft mural calling for the legalisation of drugs

By | October 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  Paul Larner AKA Punky Paul, a homeless man who tragically died from a suspected drug overdose last week is being remembered on a mural that was unveiled a week ago in Stokes Croft. The mural reads: ‘Save lives now - legalise drugs’.  Paul now joins 17 images of bereaved people holding up signs representing [...]

The Misuse of Drugs Act 1971: the Most Dangerous Law of Our Time

By | October 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child member, Hope Humphreys.  Anyone's Child street art in Bristol, UK. “If you do the crime, you do the time,” a phrase carelessly bandied about to justify almost anything. Black and white. End of. Just get over it. But it’s difficult to “get over it” because of [...]

For My Daughter: Debating Prince William’s Call to Discuss Legalisation

By | September 26th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by Anne-Marie Cockburn On Sunday morning I cycled to my local BBC Studio near to where I live in Oxford to take part in a BBC discussion as a result of the fact that Prince William asked the BIG question this week - should drugs be legalised? My head felt [...]

Take Drugs Seriously – A week of action in Bristol

By | September 22nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

    This autumn, 29 September to 7 October, is the Week of Action on drug policy reform. Transform Drug Policy Foundation and Anyone’s Child Families for Safer Drug Control have organised a series of events across Bristol so that you can join one of the biggest conversations about drugs that our community has ever [...]

**Press Release** Bereaved Senior Police Officer launches Anyone’s Child Belgium and new book calling for the legalisation of drugs

By | September 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Bereaved Senior Police Officer launches Anyone’s Child Belgium and new book calling for the legalisation of drugs   Deputy Chief of Police, Peter Muyshondt from Belgium, will explain why he wants drugs legally regulated at a public event in Antwerp. He will launch a new campaign ‘Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer [...]

Bristol Takes Drugs Seriously – Zones of Avoidance

By | August 30th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Take drugs seriously - a week of action in Bristol Come and join us for an exclusive performance of Zones of Avoidance ~ an award winning production written and performed by poet and Anyone's Child member, Maggie Sawkins & directed by Mark C. Hewitt. Fusing real life testimonies with vivid language and beautiful film Zones [...]

Drug Deaths at Record Levels: how many more people must die before we legally control and regulate drugs?

By | August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child campaign manager, Jane Slater Rose Humphries, Anyone’s Child member, said: “Today’s terrible news of yet more unnecessary deaths from drugs has once again saddened me. I hope we can influence policy to prevent other parents having to hear the worst news any parent  can hear, the things most [...]

4 Things I learned at the Secret Garden Party

By | August 2nd, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child project manager, Jane Slater photo - Steve Rolles Last week (20th - 23rd July 2017) I spent four days at Secret Garden Party raising awareness for Transform and Anyone’s Child, attracting new supporters and selling our T-shirts and mugs. For the fourth year running we were [...]

UK DRUG POLICY: MORE HARM THAN GOOD?

By | July 19th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog is adapted from a speech given by Rose at the Durham PCC Symposium.  Rose tells her story for Anyone's Child, alongside Ruth Dreifuss, at the Durham PCC Symposium Good afternoon. I want to tell you what happened to my two much-loved sons who died, to show why I’m calling for legal [...]