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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.

Rose Humphries Addresses Conservative Party Conference 2016

By | October 10th, 2016|Stories, Uncategorized|

Speech for Anyone's Child fringe meeting at Conservatives Party Conference 2016   My name is Rose Humphries. I am a mother of two much-loved sons who both died from heroin. I want to tell you why I’m calling for legal regulation of drugs, through my sons’ stories. For half a century our laws have not [...]

One Year On – Huge Strides by Families for Legal Regulation

By | July 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

It seems hard to believe that it's a full year today we launched the Anyone's Child campaign with the help of our amazing group of families. Together, they took their first bold steps arm in arm along Downing Street to deliver a letter to David Cameron (my, how quickly things change!) calling for the legal regulation [...]

There is Always Hope (speech given by Anne-Marie Cockburn in Oxford, July 5 2016)

By | July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Many of you here will know my story already, but for those of you who don’t - I am Martha’s mum. I am so very proud to stand here tonight next to the image of my girl. When I gave birth to Martha at the John Radcliffe Hospital in 1997 she looked at me with [...]

Twice-bereaved father calls on David Cameron to legalise and regulate drugs to keep other children safe

By | June 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child project coordinator Jane Slater “I have come to accept that this is, sadly what kids do [take drugs]. But if they had known what they were taking, my boys would be alive today. I don’t want more families to suffer like mine.” Ray Lakeman, from the [...]

The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016: a member of Anyone’s Child gives their opinion

By | June 10th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child member Mick Humphreys.   The Psychoactive Substances Act 2016 (the “Act”), which was passed and published on 28 January 2016, came into force, or “commenced” on 26 May 2016. The Act defines what a psychoactive substance is under sections 2 as “any substance which is capable of producing a psychoactive [...]

Bereaved mothers inspire health minister to call for drug reform at UN summit

By | May 9th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Last month, at the biggest UN drug policy summit for a generation, a mother who lost her child to drugs and is now campaigning to end the global drug war, inspired the Canadian Health Minister to call for a humane drug policies that better protect citizens. Donna May, from Canada, who is part of the [...]

Photo Opportunity: The Drug War Destroyed our Families. We Demand Peace

By | April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

What: Public protest involving families from around the world, protesting against the War on Drugs, using a 1930s automobile (as used in anti-alcohol Prohibition campaigns - see photo below), but updated with anti-drug prohibition slogans and protesters wearing 1930s costumes. When: Monday 18th April, 2.00pm (EST) - prior to the biggest UN meeting on drugs [...]

Press release: “Our children are being killed by the UN’s drug war. We demand peace”, bereaved families tell global leaders

By | April 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Families from all over the world will descend on the United Nations headquarters in New York to demand an end to the global drug war.  As the UN General Assembly Special Session (UNGASS) on Drugs meets, representatives from fifty families from Afghanistan, Canada, the Philippines, Kenya, UK, Belgium, Honduras, the US and Mexico gather to [...]

Do what I say – or else

By | April 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Hope Humphreys The Government has a message about drugs: Drugs are bad, don't use them, and if you do, we will punish you severely. End of message. The Government prides itself on sending the "right" message, but is it? The message I receive from the Government is that it's an [...]

People who use drugs are not bad people

By | December 22nd, 2015|Stories|

This blog is written by Hope Humphreys, one of the members of the Anyone's Child project. If I was asked to say just one thing about drugs, it would have to be that: people who use drugs are not bad people. Then I would repeat it, and say it even louder, really shout it out [...]