Cannabis Edibles Warning – Southend Safeguarding Partnership (Children) (SSPC)

Cannabis Edibles Warning – Southend Safeguarding Partnership (Children) (SSPC)

Within Southend we have recently had a small number of young people self-report the use and production of cannabis edibles within the city, this has also led to one known case of a child being admitted to hospital. We are therefore sharing the attached advice taken from the Essex Police website which should provide professionals with the relevant information about risks and appropriate reporting.

We need your help – We know across the country that dealers are disguising these dangerous drugs as sweets or home baked items to target and exploit young people.
These people are not welcome in Essex and action will be taken against them.

We also need the public to play a part by passing on information to us on anyone selling or indeed taking cannabis edibles and you can do that by calling us on 101 or submitting a report online.

Information can also be passed to independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111

Information can also be given to ‘Fearless’ anonymously by going to their website:


Southend Safeguarding Partnership (Children) (SSPC)

Faye Owens