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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.

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By | July 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|

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Reflections on the Thames Path Walk

By | July 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child member, Chris, who organised a 65 mile walk along the Thames Path as part of our week of action to end the drug war in June 2019. The families walked all the way to Westminster to lobby government on the need to legally regulate drugs. [...]

Brian’s story: why I speak on behalf of Anyone’s Child

By | July 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

In June 2019, Anyone’s Child member, Brian, spoke at Maidenhead: Take Drugs Seriously, as part of our Week of Action to End the Drug War. You can read his powerful and inspiring speech here. As well as being a member of Anyone’s Child, I work in harm reduction with [...]

Families affected by the drug war lobby UK Parliament about the urgent need for change

By | July 11th, 2019|Uncategorized|

On 25 June we spoke up and told the UK government that enough is enough. We turned up to central London in record numbers to call on the government to legally regulate drugs. Action is needed now to save lives and create safer societies for all of our children.  [...]

Hope’s Submission to the Government’s Drug Policy Inquiry

By | May 30th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The government has recently launched an inquiry into drug policy in the UK. Anyone's Child family member Hope shares her written submission below: Health and harms Health harms from drug use could be minimised if all drug supply was brought under reasonable legal control and regulation. The UK’s illicit drugs policy has many [...]

A Week of Action to End the Drug War

By | May 15th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Join us this June for our week of action calling for an end to the drug war. Take a look below at the events we have planned and let us know which ones you'd like to get involved with by registering your interest here. London Drug Policy Activist Training 7th June [...]

Meet your MP: we owe it to the memory of our loved ones

By | May 9th, 2019|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Anyone's Child member, Raychel. You can read her story here. “No one is actually dead until the ripples they cause in the world die away” - Terry Pratchett In early 2018 I had arrived back in the UK after six months of living in Manila where the war on drugs [...]

Walk a Mile in Our Shoes

By | March 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|

Join us and help to spread the word as we walk the Thames Path all the way to Parliament to demand our MPs end the drug war.   When my son died in May 2016, alone on the other side of the world, trying to manage his opiate dependence, I felt like I died too. [...]

Respecting drug users

By | March 8th, 2019|Uncategorized|

How to overcome your brother's death when he was using heroin and you are the chief of police: an interview with Peter Muyshondt This blog is an interview with Anyone’s Child: Belgium founder, Peter Muyshondt, originally published in Revista Cáñamo España. In this interview Peter discusses the drug war, international politics, what happens in the streets [...]

To my nephew, Ira

By | January 17th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Amanda’s nephew died after he accidentally overdosed on heroin. She believes drugs should be legally regulated to help keep people safe. Read her story here.  “My nephew should have come through to live the life he wanted, maybe with a loving partner, with a family of his own,  that is never going to happen now. [...]