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About Anyone's Child

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

**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 [...]

Tomorrow my son turns 5. It will be his third birthday without his father Jake.

By | July 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone’s Child member Cara Lavan Tomorrow (19th July) my son turns 5. It will be his third birthday without his father Jake. The day after tomorrow (20th July) will be the fourth anniversary of the death of Anne-Marie’s 15 year old daughter Martha. Today the government debates its ‘new’ [...]

Inspired by bereaved mother, MP says drug policy needs a radical re-think

By | July 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Tomorrow at 11:30 am (GMT) there is a UK Parliamentary debate on Drugs Policy. When: 11.30am Where: Main Chamber, House of Commons What: General Debate on Drug Policy Layla Moran, MP for Oxford West and Abingdon, will take local constituent Anne-Marie Cockburn’s tragic story of losing her 15 year old daughter to an ecstasy overdose to [...]

5 Reasons to meet your MP

By | July 3rd, 2017|Uncategorized|

We want you to contact your MP directly to ask what they intend to do about our failed drug laws. Here’s why: 1. You can change the world Speaking to your MP is the best way to exercise your democratic right - you can have your voice heard directly [...]

Waiting with love – the truth behind “Narcos”

By | June 5th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog by Anyone’s Child Coordinator, Mary Ryder, was originally published by openDemocracy on 2 June 2017 Since the Mexican state intensified its drug war in 2006 more than 28,000 people have disappeared and over 150,000 have been murdered. They walked out of their homes one day, never to return. Often, no-one knows where they are, [...]

24 hours in a British jail

By | May 9th, 2017|Uncategorized|

  It’s June 24th. My husband has just been sentenced to 9 years in jail. I watch him walk out of the dock and into a life where he is no longer mine…he’s a convict now, owned by the state until his release. I pray that the system will see the man and not the crime; the future [...]