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Sun Safety & Prevention

Sun Safety & Prevention

Over 80% of all skin cancers are preventable by following
just 5 simple sun safe measures: Slip, Slop, Slap, Slide, Shade...

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A child’s delicate skin can burn within minutes causing
irreparable damage - learn how to protect them...

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Do you know your facts about Sunscreen? Which to buy, what
SPF, UVA protection, how much to apply, when to reapply...

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Did you know that the snow reflects up to 80% of sun
burning UV radiation! Learn about winter sun protection...

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Is your child’s school or pre-school Sun Safe?
Make sure children are protected during school hours...

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Do you work outdoors? Is your workplace Sun Safe?
Find out more about Sun Safety in the Workplace...

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Prevention is better than cure

Rates of skin cancer are increasing faster than any other cancer and melanoma (the deadliest form of the disease) is now one of the most common cancers in 15-34 year olds. However, the good news is that over 80% of all skin cancers are preventable. By being sun savvy and following just five simple steps - skin cancer is almost entirely avoidable and this is exactly why sun safety should be taken seriously.

We all enjoy the sun, it makes us feel better and yes, it has some health benefits, but it is very important that we learn to enjoy the sun safely and to take the appropriate precautions to prevent skin damage. This can be anything from premature ageing of the skin, to skin cancer.

Just one case of serious sun burn in childhood or adolescence can more than double a persons risk of getting melanoma, the most serious form of skin cancer.
So the message really is to be aware, be sun safe and to never burn!

THE FIVE S'S OF SUN SAFETY:

To stay safe in the sun, whether at home or abroad, follow just five simple,
sun savvy steps and always remember the golden rule - NEVER BURN!Learn More
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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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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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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Virgin Holidays
Virgin Holidays
Skcin have partnered with Virgin Holidays to target the most difficult ‘at risk’ group of holiday makers and active tan seekers for all year round awareness
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Articles of interest

Congratulations to Tiny Toez @ Nutwood who have just renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditation.

Skcin are pleased to announce that Tiny Toez @ Nutwood in West Midlands have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditatio...


The Farningham Day Nursery Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to The Farningham Day Nursery for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introd...


Congratulations to Nethertonrimary School who have just renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditation.

Skcin are pleased to announce that Nethertonrimary School in Lanarkshire have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditati...


Step By Step Nursery Completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Sun Hats, Sunscreen & Role Models

Congratulations to Step By Step Nursery for issuing Sun Safety Fact Sheets to all their pupils. Step By Step Nursery has...


Holbrook CE Primary School Completes Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Lesson Plan

Congratulations to Holbrook CE Primary School for carrying out the ‘George the Sun Safe Superstar’ Lesson Pl...