RAISING AWARENESS THROUGH EDUCATION
PROMOTING PREVENTION & EARLY DETECTION CAMPAIGNING FOR CHANGE
SKCIN: THE KAREN CLIFFORD SKIN CANCER CHARITY / REGISTERED CHARITY: 1150048
A National Accreditation Programme for
hair, health and beauty industry professionals to
promote the prevention and early detection of
skin cancer, improve prognosis and save lives.
SUN SAFE SCHOOLS
FREE National Accreditation Programme, assisting
primary schools in their duty of care and educating
children on the importance of sun safety, to
influence behaviours and prevent skin cancer.
SUN SAFE NURSERIES
FREE National Accreditation Programme, assisting
pre-schools in their duty of care and introducing
sun safety education in early years, to influence
behaviours and prevent skin cancer.
SUN SAFE WORKPLACES
National accreditation scheme developed
by Skcin to educate outdoor workers and
their employees about the importance
of sun safety in the workplace...
WE NEED YOUR HELP! PLEASE HELP US TO STOP SKIN CANCER TAKING MORE LIVES. WE ARE HUGELY GRATEFUL FOR YOUR SUPPORT.
Skin Cancer - Facts, Prevention & Detection
ALMOST ALL SKIN CANCERS ARE CAUSED BY OVER-EXPOSURE TO
ULTRAVIOLET RADIATION (UVR) FROM THE SUN AND/OR SUNBEDS.
ALL SKIN TYPES CAN BE DAMAGED BY EXPOSURE TO UVR. DAMAGE
IS PERMANENT, IRREVERSIBLE AND INCREASES WITH EACH EXPOSURE.
- Skin cancer is the UK’s most common and fastest rising cancer
- Malignant melanoma is one of the most common cancers in
young adults (aged 15-34) in the UK
- More people die from skin cancer in the UK than Australia
- Over 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure
to the sun and/or sunbeds, making the majority of all skin
cancers preventable with sun safety measures.
the golden rules of sun safety
what you should be looking for...
how UVR can cause skin cancer
burn - learn how to protect them
know in one handy little book
out the truth and misconceptions
burn and why it’s important not to
how much sun we need?
The UV Forecast in:
- The UV index is a 5 category solar UV forecast provided by the Met Office in the UK.
- The higher the number the stronger the UVR and the less time it takes damage to occur
- When the UV index is at 3
and above, sun protection
measures should be taken
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