Thursday, 17 September 2020

SKCIN BECOME MEMBERS OF THE CITY & GUILDS INDUSTRY ADVISORY BOARD

Skcin are proud to announce we have been invited to sit on the City & Guilds IAB (Industry Advisory Board).

The IAB has been formed to demonstrate City & Guilds commitment to meeting employers’ needs in the Beauty, Nails, Spa, Media Make-up and Complementary Therapies sectors. The IAB comprises employers, Professional Associations and product houses to ensure that City & Guilds have the rigour, quality and content needed to support young people to progress within the industry.

CEO of Skcin Marie Tudor said: “We are delighted to become members of the City & Guilds IAB. We have been working together for some months now and they are hugely supportive of our MASCED (Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection) programme that supports the industry with quality, dermatologist reviewed and industry body endorsed training.

Having already trained thousands of industry professionals how to spot the early signs and symptoms of both melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer and how to advise their clients to seek appropriate action, we have saved many lives. We want to support City & Guilds in teaching young people entering the industry not only how to detect skin cancer, but how to prevent it as almost all cases are avoidable by adopting simple sun safe practices.

Educational intervention is what we do, what we know and what works - it is key to reversing the soaring rates of skin cancer in the UK and we are very proud to be working alongside City & Guilds to build awareness amongst young people progressing within the industry”.

Want to learn more about our MASCED training programme? Visit: https://masced.uk/about/



Wednesday, 9 September 2020

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT! AFTER 10 YEARS OF HARD SLOG, SUN SAFETY EDUCATION IS FINALLY MANDATORY IN PRIMARY SCHOOLS UNDER THE NEW PHSE CURRICULUM!

For the past 10 years Skcin have been banging the drum in government, with Public Health, the Department For Education and with all key stakeholders to get sun safety on the PHSE Curriculum as we have long known how essential this is to preventing skin cancer for our future generations! That's why we are super proud and excited to announce that almost a decade on, it's finally happened!

In 2011 Skcin led a political lobby group where we presented a series of comprehensive reports highlighting the true facts about skin cancer in the UK to MPs and policy makers, urging them to take action against a devastating disease that is almost entirely preventable.

Two key actions within these reports called for:

• BRITISH SCHOOLS MUST HAVE AN ENFORCEABLE POLICY ON SUN SAFETY

• SUN SAFETY EDUCATION SHOULD BE MANDATORY IN BRITISH SCHOOLS

 


Whilst the comprehensive reports revealed many damning facts such as: “Two fifths of UK children sustain sunburn at school while government spends paltry 1 penny per person on public awareness”, action was not forthcoming.

Subsequently, Skcin decided to tackle the issues solo and developed the first ever national educational intervention programme to fill the mammoth void that existed in this arena.

Sun Safe Schools launched in 2013 as the UK’s first ever accreditation programme with the key objective to provide all UK primary schools with quality, accessible free resources to help them implement a robust, sustainable sun safety policy and all the resources they need to enable them to fulfil their commitment to:

• PROTECTION: providing an environment that enables children and staff to stay safe in the sun.
• EDUCATION: learning about sun safety to increase knowledge and influence behaviour.
• COLLABORATION: working with parents, the management structure and the wider community to reinforce awareness about sun safety.

Skcin have successfully worked with with thousands of UK primary schools reaching almost 750,000 children and families to date and have received thousands of fabulous testimonials from schools not just across the UK, but globally.

Now that sun safety education is finally on the PHSE curriculum, we can continue to drive our message and support thousands more schools to fulfill their obligations by providing a robust solution that has been tried, tested and championed by schools for almost 8 years.

Primary schools can register for free at: sunsunsafeschools.co.uk

To access the reports mentioned above visit: https://www.skcin.org/ourWork/skinCancerUK.htm



Sunday, 6 September 2020

Diana Lewis is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Diana Lewis for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Brilliant, this will be beneficial to my clients, i had a bcc removed from my abdominal area and i lost my auntie when i was younger to melanoma from a mole. Thankyou.”

Diana Lewis would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Saturday, 29 August 2020

Cheri Parish is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Cheri Parish for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I have found taking part in the masced accreditation programme, most beneficial, adding further knowledge to my experience as a beauty therapist and electrologist, in the hope it will benefit my clients and hopefully save lives. Thank you.”

Cheri Parish would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Amy Bowler is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Amy Bowler for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“A really informative programme, some great advice and signs in which i believe i can help clients and the way in which you can discuss the lesions with the client without worrying them.”

Amy Bowler would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Saturday, 8 August 2020

Debbie Clayton is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Debbie Clayton for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“As I work with clients focusing on their skin, they often raise any worries they have with me. By doing this course I feel it will aid me to help my clients seek professional advice for any skin concerns. I found the course to be extremely informative and useful. Thank you.”

Debbie Clayton would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

SABINA CAMBER is MASCED PRO Certified!

Congratulations to SABINA CAMBER for completing the MASCED PRO Training Programme!

“The interactive end assessment was fantastic! Taking this course has highlighted to me, I should be more aware of my patients overall appearance”

SABINA CAMBER would recommend the MASCED PRO Training Programme to other healthcare professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.