About Anyone's Child

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

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 [...]

Help us launch our International Families Against the Drug War campaign

By | December 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Today we are launching our new crowd-funding campaign on Just Giving to raise money for our new campaign 'International Families against the Drug War' which we will be taking to the UN next year. The campaign will be delivered in partnership with organisations and individuals from across the globe including Anyone's Child: Families for Safer [...]

‘Anyone’s Child’ at the Drug Policy Alliance Reform Conference in Washington

By | November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Anyone’s Child: Families for Safer Drug Control were delighted to attend this year’s Drug Policy Alliance Reform conference in Washington DC thanks, in large part, to the Open Society Foundations scholarship programme which enabled Myself, Annemarie Cockburn and Cara Lavan from the project to attend. We were there to help gain exposure to our Anyone's Child campaign and to network [...]

“The War on Drugs: Harming, not protecting, young people”: a new report from the Count the Costs initiative

By | November 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Anyone’s Child welcomes the launch of a new briefing from the Count the Costs initiative, which underpins much of the work the families are doing in the U.K., and highlights the universal need for a rethink on our failing drug laws. The briefing arrives, fittingly, on UN Universal Children's Day.   Seven Ways the War on Drugs [...]