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

Families are at the UN to call on governments to save lives by legalising drugs.

By | March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Families from across the world tell their stories about what it’s like to live on the front line of the global drug war. Anyone’s Child is at the UN to tell our stories, because people are needlessly dying as a result of our failed drug laws and it’s time for change.   We are co-hosting [...]

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I’m a partner in a city law firm and I want to legalise drugs to protect my kids

By | February 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by Rosalind Connor originally posted on the Transform blog Amongst my many Christmas traditions is forcing my sons (now sixteen and fourteen) to watch “Bugsy Malone” with me. Once you get over the questionable nature of pre-teen girls dressed in slinky dresses, it is a riot of fun, with guns [...]

World AIDS day 2017

By | December 1st, 2017|Uncategorized|

This blog is adapted from the Count the Costs of the War on Drugs briefing: Threatening public health, spreading disease and death. On World AIDS Day, we can unite in the fight against HIV and show support for people living with HIV, by pushing for the legal regulation of drugs. Read these two stories from [...]

Being a parent without a child…

By | November 27th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Earlier this month Anyone's Child member Anne-Marie Cockburn went to Norway to tell her story at the Nordic Reform Conference 2017. Following this visit, we are delighted to announce that Norway has just voted to decriminalise drug use. You can read her powerful and inspiring speech here. Hello, I am Martha’s mum. Being a parent without [...]

Legalising drugs to improve children’s welfare

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Today, on the United Nations Universal Children's Day, Anyone's Child is heading to London to demand that the government controls and regulates drugs. Please read Radhika’s blog below to find out the shocking statistics behind the human stories. The idea of protecting children and young people has long been used to justify the drug war. Its [...]

Kenya and the Universal Power of Story

By | November 17th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This is a blog by Jane Slater, Campaign Manager for Anyone's Child I’m headed to Kenya next week for work I told my friends - Really? The response. Does Kenya have a particular drug problem? Why are you headed there? My reply, where doesn’t have a drug problem? Here’s my story of why I went [...]

On UN Universal Children’s Day: Bereaved families lobby Prime Minister and Parliament to legalise and regulate drugs

By | November 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Anyone's Child on UN Universal Children's Day **Media Alert**   On UN Universal Children's Day: Bereaved families lobby Prime Minister and Parliament to legalise and regulate drugs   Monday, 20th November 2017 11:30am, 10 Downing St. 12:00, Westminster Hall, Palace of Westminster   On United Nations’ Universal Children's Day, Monday 20 November, ‘Anyone’s [...]

The ‘Spice’ problem and what to do about it – Because you won’t find the answer in the new UK Drug Strategy

By | October 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

This article was originally published on the Transform Drug Policy Foundation blog You don’t need a PhD in the history of alcohol Prohibition to realise that banning drugs doesn’t have a great record. So when we warned the government banning ‘Spice’ (now a catch-all for ‘synthetic cannabinoids’) and other so-called ‘legal highs’, would gift the [...]

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 [...]