About Anyone's Child

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

Going hard on drugs is a disastrous mistake

By | May 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|

“Campaigners are tragically misguided in claiming that decriminalisation will solve anything,” wrote Melanie Phillips in a dangerously misleading article about the UK’s current approach to drugs. The article comes as a response to the tragic deaths of two more young people to accidental ecstasy overdoses at a festival last weekend. We are appalled. How did [...]

Public Event: Devon Takes Drugs Seriously

By | May 10th, 2018|Uncategorized|

    Devon Takes Drugs Seriously: Bereaved families, ex-undercover cop and South West charity call for drugs to be legalised and regulated.   "Banning the production, sale and use of drugs endangers us all, but particularly the most vulnerable. Legal regulation would put doctors, pharmacists and government in control of the drug trade, and put [...]

Demonising Drug Use Is Just Not The Way – a poem by Jake Coe

By | April 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Today our thoughts go to Jake Coe and his family, as this day marks four years since his death. Jake's partner, Cara, wants to share this powerful poem written by Jake before he died. Unfortunately, his words still ring true today. Demonising drug use is not the way, and only makes thing worse. Please listen [...]

Zahra’s story: Why families are taking on Kenya’s drug laws

By | April 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog was originally posted on Drugreporter Meet Zahra, a mother from Kenya, who is speaking up against punitive drug policies. The video was produced with the support of Drugreporter. We'd like to say a huge thank you to Drugreporter for making this possible.  In this short film, produced by Cara Lavan, a member of [...]

Lack of sensible UK drug policy means young people are forced to play ‘Roulette’ with drugs

By | April 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This blog was written by Calum Smith, Anyone's Child Families for Safer Drug Control  (Tribe of Frog club night in Bristol. by Joss Smithson, Flickr) Desire for group identity is a part of life during the first term of anyone’s degree. While some people find a sense of group belonging in korfball or [...]

How to End Mexico’s Drug War – Anyone’s Child Mexico launch review

By | April 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

This review was written by Calum Smith, Anyone's Child Families for Safer Drug Control Since the increased militarisation of the Mexican government’s drug war in 2006, Mexico has lost over 150,000 citizens to murder, and over 28,000 people have disappeared. Each person is someone’s partner, parent, friend, or child. And each day, another 80 people [...]

Can photos lead to policy change? An interview with Nick Danziger

By | April 9th, 2018|Uncategorized|

We were delighted to catch up with Nick Danziger at the recent Commission on Narcotic Drugs event in Vienna. Nick is an award-winning photographer, among which are a 1st Prize in the World Press Photo’s Single Portrait category, an Honorary Fellowship by the Royal Photographic Society and the Royal Geographical Society’s Ness Award in recognition [...]

Public event: How to End Mexico’s Drug War

By | April 5th, 2018|Uncategorized|

How to End Mexico's Drug War: Mexican families call to legalise and regulate the drug market “It is ludicrous to think that these drugs, which people have been taking forever, cause more harm than the harms being inflicted upon us by prohibition. I am certain that these plants have never made our children disappear.” - [...]

Public event: Weston-super-Mare Takes Drugs Seriously

By | March 13th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Drugs can be dangerous. But does banning them cause more harm than good? Come along to learn about the impact of drugs on Weston-super-Mare and how we can better protect our community. It is time we all take drugs and drug policy seriously. When: 7:30 - 9:00pm, Thursday 5 April Where: Loves Cafe, 9 West [...]

Families are at the UN to call on governments to save lives by legalising drugs.

By | March 7th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Families from across the world tell their stories about what it’s like to live on the front line of the global drug war. Anyone’s Child is at the UN to tell our stories, because people are needlessly dying as a result of our failed drug laws and it’s time for change.   We are co-hosting [...]

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