The MASCED Accreditation from the Skcin Charity

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FREE 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.

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Sun Safe Schools Accreditation from the Skcin Charity

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.

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Sun Safe Nurseries Accreditation from the Skcin Charity

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.

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Sun Safe Workplaces Accreditation from the Skcin Charity

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...

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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.
Skin Cancer Prevention Top Tips
Skin Cancer Prevention Top Tips
Look after your skin and follow
the golden rules of sun safety
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Skin Cancer - The Warning Signs
Skin Cancer - The Warning Signs
Learn how to check your skin and
what you should be looking for...
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Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Solar UV Radiation - The Facts
Know your UVA from UVB - learn
how UVR can cause skin cancer
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Sun Safety for Children & Babies
Sun Safety for Children & Babies
A child’s delicate skin can easily
burn - learn how to protect them
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Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Booklet
Sun Safety & Skin Cancer Booklet
Download all you need to
know in one handy little book
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Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds Can Cause Melanoma!
Sunbeds are not safe - fact! Find
out the truth and misconceptions
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Sunburn And Skin Cancer
Sunburn And Skin Cancer
Find out what happens when we
burn and why it’s important not to
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The Vitamin D Debate
The Vitamin D Debate
Uncertain about Vitamin D and
how much sun we need?
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Sun Safe Schools
Sun Safe Schools
National primary school accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach children and assist schools and parents on the importance of sun safety
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Sun Safe Nurseries
Sun Safe Nurseries
National pre-school accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach children and assist settings and parents on the importance of sun safety
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Sun Safe Workplaces
Sun Safe Workplaces
National workplace accreditation scheme developed by Skcin to teach outdoor workers and employers the importance of sun safety
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MASCED.UK
MASCED.UK
National Accreditation Scheme for hair, health and beauty professionals to promote the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and save lives.
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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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