About Anyone's Child

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

Canada shows how we can save ourselves from the drug war

By | October 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

My 29-year-old son Daniel was an occasional user of recreational drugs. He died of an overdose two years ago.  Like many thousands of others, the drugs he took were illegally produced and supplied and his usage was entirely unsupervised and without any medical advice. The drugs he consumed on this occasion were also in all probability corrupted [...]

Cómo la regulación responsable de la coca trae la paz

By | October 3rd, 2018|Uncategorized|

Cómo la regulación responsable de la coca ha traído la paz a familia boliviana. Hoy los líderes mundiales piden legalizar y regular las drogas en un nuevo informe vanguardista. El informe, "Regulación: el Control Responsable de las Drogas" de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas, incluye, por primera vez, testimonios de cómo la regulación [...]

“Change is coming” – Drug Policy Reform at Labour Party Conference

By | September 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This is a guest blog by John Hirst – Labour Member Bristol East CLP and Anyone’s Child Activist I joined the Labour Party because for me it is the party of fairness, empathy and equality for all. However, while Labour party drug policy remains in support of prohibition it can never fully live up to these [...]

How responsible regulation of coca has brought peace to Bolivian family

By | September 24th, 2018|Stories, Uncategorized|

Today world leaders are calling to legalise and regulate drugs in a groundbreaking new report. The report, “Regulation: The Responsible Control of Drugs” by the Global Commission on Drug Policy, includes, for the first time, testimonies of how real world regulation of previously illegal drugs is truly transforming lives for the better. "Legally producing coca leaf [...]

How family testimonies led to Melbourne’s first safe injecting room

By | August 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today is International Overdose Awareness Day, a global event held on 31 August each year aiming to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of drug-related deaths. Today our thoughts go to all of the families who have lost a loved one to a drug overdose. During 2017 in England & Wales, there [...]

Coca: the lost war – An interview with Carlos Villalon

By | August 13th, 2018|Stories, Uncategorized|

We were delighted to speak to the award-winning photographer, Carlos Villalon, about his new book “COCA: the lost war”. Carlos has spent 16 years documenting the journey of coca in the Americas, from the sacred coca plant to cocaine, through the stories of individuals he met along the way. Embedding himself in the world of guerrilla [...]

Anyone’s Child holds event in UK Parliament

By | August 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

(Photo) The panel (from left to right): Anne-Marie Cockburn, Crispin Blunt MP, Jeff Smith, MP, Neil Woods and Rose Humphries Anyone's Child held an event in Parliament following our action on the 26th June entitled 'What Next for UK Drug Policy'. The event was hosted by Crispin Blunt MP (Conservative) and Jeff Smith MP (Labour). The event [...]

**PRESS RELEASE** Official Stats: UK Government Fuels Record Drug Deaths

By | August 6th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Press Release For immediate release 6th August 2018     Official Stats: UK Government Fuels Near Record Drug Deaths Rose Humphries of the Anyone’s Child Project, who lost two sons to heroin overdoses says; "It upsets me to see the figures for drug deaths at record levels year after year. The government is complicit in [...]

Penny’s Story – My son might still be alive if drugs were legally regulated

By | July 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

“Aidan was my first-born child; brilliant, compassionate, funny. A bit anxious about life, he could explain the beginnings of the universe, he could talk about Russian literature. Everything he did he embraced with such enthusiasm. He was so kind, so considerate of other people.” One weekend Aidan took heroin, but it was too strong and [...]

Book Review: Drug Wars – ‘We believe this is a story that every British person should know’

By | July 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Drug Wars: the terrifying inside story of Britain’s drug trade is the latest book by Neil Woods, Chairman at LEAP UK, former undercover police officer for 14 years and regular panel member, partner and friend of the Anyone’s Child campaign. Drug Wars is without a doubt a frightening book, and a really gripping one. It [...]