About Anyone's Child

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

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 [...]

If Ben knew what he was taking he would still be alive today

By | July 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Cara, a film maker and a member of Anyone’s Child Three years after her son died from an ecstasy related drug overdose, a grieving mother speaks out. Nadia's son, Ben, died in 2015 from an accidental overdose This month, 15 year old Shakira Pellow died after taking what she [...]

Three years on and change is happening

By | July 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Jane Slater, Anyone's Child campaign manager 14 July is our three year anniversary - here are some of the highlights from the past three years: “When I joined Anyone’s Child I wasn't sure what I had to offer the group - but I knew my boys would have wanted me [...]

“I felt energised and empowered” – Anyone’s Child lobby MPs to end the drug war

By | July 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by our intern, Olly Last week, I had the pleasure of working for Transform as an intern. It was a fascinating time, the undoubted highlight of which was travelling to Westminster, on 26 June, alongside the Anyone’s Child campaign. In tandem with the UN’s International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit [...]

Glimmer of light: Could Sajid Javid make a difference on drug policy?

By | June 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog by Rose Humphries was originally published by The first time I met the new home secretary was when he came to my house. Sajid Javid is our local MP and he came over to hear the story of how two of our sons had been killed by heroin. It was 2015. I'd [...]

The blog I wish I didn’t need to write

By | May 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|

Is there anybody else out there who has had a child criminalised or imprisoned for a drug offence and feels that it was cruel and unjust? Is there anyone who knows that their child’s life was changed or blighted unnecessarily, and will stick their neck out and say so, to try to end this cruel [...]