Friday, 21 September 2018

lynsey white is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to lynsey white for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I really enjoyed the masced programme. This has made me feel more confident should I come across something suspicious looking on a client. Brilliant. Thank you”

lynsey white would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Chris Surridge is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Chris Surridge for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I think this is an invaluable course for anyone that is involved in this type of field. I have personally found that the course has helped me in identifying the many different types of skin cancer and I know, will have a positive impact on my work and my client's lives.”

Chris Surridge would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Monday, 17 September 2018

Wendy Doney is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Wendy Doney for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Thank you for the opportunity to complete this course, i have learned so much about the different types of skin cancers, this is relevant to me as my mother has recently had it and my sister died from it. I now work in foot health care and so i now have the knowledge to do something positive in the early detection of it.”

Wendy Doney would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 14 September 2018





LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER FOR FREE!


As of Wednesday 19th September 2018, we will be introducing a nominal fee of £20 for taking part in the MASCED Accreditation programme.

The reason for introducing the fee, following our 8 month free promotional period is to help Skcin maintain and deliver the training programme and associated resources nationally which has seen phenomenal success since its launch in January this year.

As a charity, we rely solely on donations to support our valuable work and due to the overwhelming uptake in this pioneering training, we need to ensure that we can continue to fulfil, promote, maintain and develop this service to the estimated 250,000 professionals working across the hair, health and beauty industries.

In addition, the MASCED programme from this date, will become an annual accreditation. This means that certification will be valid for a period of one year at which point it can then be renewed by re-taking the accreditation e-course. The reason for this is due to the need for participants to periodically refresh their knowledge and observational skills regarding the detection of suspicious lesions and reinforce key awareness education regarding the prevention of skin cancer and melanoma. The annual cost to renew the MASCED Accreditation will be just £10.

Those that have registered prior to this date will remain free, however will be notified and given the opportunity to renew their accreditation for the nominal renewal fee, should any advancements be implemented or additional CPD points be awarded.


To register to take part visit: MASCED.UK

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Susan Stretton is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Susan Stretton for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This has reaffirmed previous knowledge and clarified some points for me. It is very useful to be able to participate in this and to have accreditation as it will give my clients even more confidence with my work and qualification ethic.”

Susan Stretton would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Saturday, 8 September 2018

Samantha Rosson is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Samantha Rosson for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This is a very informative e course which has great photographic examples for evidence. I have found it extremely helpful and will use it in my day to day practice.”

Samantha Rosson would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Monday, 3 September 2018

Christina Collins is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Christina Collins for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I thought the course was beneficial to my profession. The guide was easy to read and thorough and I shall definitely refer to this should I have to offer any advise to my clients .The e-course was easy to use I am now more aware of how skin cancer is caused and what can be done to prevent it. I have the ability to recognize different types of skin cancer and will therefore, be able to express my concerns to clients in a calm and professional manner. If skin cancer is detected early enough then treatment will be more effective.”

Christina Collins would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Stephanie Willey is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Stephanie Willey for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I find taking this accreditation programme will help me to be aware and observe any changes in my clients skin or nails. Now I am more aware of some of the signs and symptoms of melanoma and skin cancer , I will hopefully, if needed to be able to recognise and advise my clients to seek further guidance. Thank you ”

Stephanie Willey would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Stephanie Willey is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Stephanie Willey for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I find taking this accreditation programme will help me to be aware and observe any changes in my clients skin or nails. Now I am more aware of some of the signs and symptoms of melanoma and skin cancer , I will hopefully, if needed to be able to recognise and advise my clients to seek further guidance. Thank you ”

Stephanie Willey would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Thursday, 23 August 2018

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

Congratulations to RockingHorse Nursery for issuing Sun Safety Fact Sheets to all their pupils. RockingHorse Nursery has also pledged to keep sun hats and sunscreen available for all their children and to act as role models with regard to sun safety:

“letters have gone out to parents and returned with the understanding of the importance of this policy”

(Alison Morland - RockingHorse Nursery )

“We provide factor 50 suncream Nivea and Ambre Solaire sensitive advanced,the children have all been patched tested with written consent from all parents. Our staff are fully aware of the dangers of the sun and uv factors . There is a board to which the uv index is displayed everyday. With times the children should not go out in the direct sunlight. We have spare hats for the children ,but we do ask parents to take responsibility to remember to bring one with them.”

(Alison Morland - RockingHorse Nursery )

Stephanie Willey is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Stephanie Willey for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I find taking this accreditation programme will help me to be aware and observe any changes in my clients skin or nails. Now I am more aware of some of the signs and symptoms of melanoma and skin cancer , I will hopefully, if needed to be able to recognise and advise my clients to seek further guidance. Thank you ”

Stephanie Willey would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Monday, 20 August 2018

Carol Miles is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Carol Miles for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Very interesting and informative course. Would highly recommend”

Carol Miles would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Kelly Dowse is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Kelly Dowse for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Fantastic course to help keep our clients safe! Love learning new knowledge.”

Kelly Dowse would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 10 August 2018

Victoria Marshall is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Victoria Marshall for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Very helpful, think this course should be easily available to everyone, possibly given to students before they finish school.”

Victoria Marshall would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Victoria Marshall is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Victoria Marshall for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Very helpful, think this course should be easily available to everyone, possibly given to students before they finish school.”

Victoria Marshall would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Jesus Granados is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Jesus Granados for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This course is very informative, interesting and educational. I found very helpful the part where i had to decide whether is a good or bad sign. This will definitely help me spot something unusual in my clients skin, who will be benefited eventually.”

Jesus Granados would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Silkwood Nursery Completes Step 3 towards becoming a Sun Safe Nursery - Teaching Resources & Activities

Congratulations to Silkwood Nursery for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introducing everyone to the ‘Slip, Slap, Slop song’.Silkwood Nursery have also pledged to continue to regularly use the resources provided to reinforce the sun safe message to their children.

“The children love reading this story, we read it everyday with all the children. The older children have being over heard discussing with parents and peers why we wear sun cream and how to protect ourselves from the sun. ”

(Emma Gollings - Silkwood Nursery )

“We have introduced the resources in to all rooms within nursery so they are now apart of our planning throughout the summer months. every day we log in to check on the UV levels within our area this is then communicated with staff to ensure that he children are protected. We have a safer sun display in the entrance way to inform parents of how important it is to protect their's and their child skin from harmful UV rays. ”

(Emma Gollings - Silkwood Nursery )

Monday, 6 August 2018

sue rhodes is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to sue rhodes for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This has been very very informative, I have learned so much and will be invaluable cpd points ”

sue rhodes would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 3 August 2018

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

Congratulations to The Oaks Day Nursery & Pre-School for reading George the Sun Safe Superstar to all their children and introducing everyone to the ‘Slip, Slap, Slop song’.The Oaks Day Nursery & Pre-School have also pledged to continue to regularly use the resources provided to reinforce the sun safe message to their children.

“Here at the Oaks Day Nursery and Preschool unit the children have met George and enjoyed his sun safety journey. Since then the children have taken part in various sun safety activities such as Preschool children helping to apply their cream and the younger children putting sun hats on their dolls.”

(Rebecca Slater - The Oaks Day Nursery & Pre-School)

“The Oaks Day Nursery and Preschool unit commit to ensuring that the children are protected from the sun and that we are adhering to our sun safety policy when receiving hats and sun cream from the parents. The fact sheets and sun safety booklets are on display as well as giving them to our current parents and will be kept in our master folder ready to re-use next year along with the fun activities.”

(Rebecca Slater - The Oaks Day Nursery & Pre-School)

Thursday, 26 July 2018





HERMES SUPPORT NATIONAL SKIN CANCER CHARITY ‘SKCIN’, WITH THE NATIONWIDE DELIVERY OF LIFE-SAVING RESOURCES.


National melanoma and skin cancer charity, Skcin are delighted to announce the charitable support of home delivery company Hermes UK. Handling over 300 million parcels each year on behalf of some of the UK’s largest online retailers, Hermes are giving their kind support to Skcin by delivering the charity’s life-saving awareness and educational resources on a complimentary basis, nationwide.

Skcin’s educational resources span 4 national accreditation programmes, supporting; primary schools, pre-schools, workplaces, the hair, health and beauty industry, as well as high demand from hospitals, dermatology departments, GP practices, health centres, supportive charities, and individuals raising awareness - right across the UK.

Marie Tudor, Business Development Manager at Skcin comments: “As the UK’s only melanoma and skin cancer charity, dedicated to prevention and early detection, Skcin produce an extensive library of resources to support us in meeting these key objectives. Education is key to influencing behaviours to prevent around 86% of all melanoma cases and by increasing our knowledge of how to detect skin cancer in its early stages, we can dramatically improve prognosis and save lives.

“Skcin relies on donations to fund our vital work with a large percentage used to develop, produce and of course deliver these resources that are making a huge impact and are integral to our success. To have this support from Hermes is a welcomed and hugely appreciated gesture of goodwill that will help us reduce our costs and plough any savings back in to the dedicated work we do.”

Nick Houghton, Head of UK and International at Hermes UK, said: “We’re proud to be able to support such a great cause by offering our market leading delivery services to Skcin. We have committed two years of support which will hopefully enable Skcin to continue their valuable work offering advice and support to schools, hospitals and workplaces.”

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Lynn Grindley is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Lynn Grindley for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“My dad had skin cancer and luckily enough it was caught in time and was cleared of it. To help someone spot the signs is an amazing thought, I later lost my dad to another form of cancer which unfortunately wasn't found in time and if I can prevent anyone going through that pain then it will be an awesome thing”

Lynn Grindley would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Tuesday, 10 July 2018

Elizabeth Lind is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Elizabeth Lind for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“A must for all skin - care professionals, i am so pleased i was recommended to take part in this and i will make sure all my staff also are trained with masced. I am going to purchase the pack with leaflets and posters to make my clients more aware of the risks of sun exposure and how to prevent skin cancer. Thank you so much for making this available.”

Elizabeth Lind would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

Cherubs Montessori Day Nursery is now an Official Sun Safe Nursery!

Congratulations to Cherubs Montessori Day Nursery for obtaining their Sun Safe Nursery Status & Award

“this was a simple straight forward process. it helped to educate both our parents and children in the importance of sun cream and playing in the shade. staff members enjoyed walking around the building singing "slip, slop, slap"”

(Tracey Vick - Cherubs Montessori Day Nursery)

Thursday, 28 June 2018

BAE Systems/Ridsdale Range Completes Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe Workplace - Sun Protection Policy

Congratulations to BAE Systems/Ridsdale Range for creating a Sun Protection Policy including why and how the solar UVR risk is to be managed in the workplace

“The resources that have been made available have enabled the site to carry out all of the processes with ease and saved a huge amount of time.”

(Matthew Crofton - BAE Systems/Ridsdale Range)

Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Claire Barnfather is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Claire Barnfather for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This is a brilliant course to do and i think this should be included in all aspects of hair and beauty courses as part of the curriculum. I am a beauty therapy lecturer and I will most definitely be making my students aware of the postition they are in and knowing when to detect anything unusual on their clients skin.”

Claire Barnfather would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Tuesday, 26 June 2018

Congratulations to Grange Lane Infant Academy for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Grange Lane Infant Academy is now a Sun Safe School.

“The accreditation has been very easy to achieve due to the great guidance within this scheme. Everything I needed has been there for me and it has taken me through each step. I would definitely recommend this scheme to others.

(Rachel Bramhald - Grange Lane Infant Academy) 26th June 2018

Wednesday, 20 June 2018

aiesha rhiannon slater is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to aiesha rhiannon slater for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This has been a very useful and i am grateful i am now able to spot and identify these concerns. I have a job in the beauty industry as well as training at college. If it wasn't for this course I would not know if I ve seen and simply ignored skin cancer. I now have the confidence knowing that i can help people.”

aiesha rhiannon slater would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Tuesday, 19 June 2018

Congratulations to The Beacon CE Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that The Beacon CE Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.

“The children have really enjoyed class discussions on how to keep safe in the sun and also the dangers of the sun. It's been very useful as we have had lots of sunny days recently and the children have remembered to bring their sun hats and extra water into school and are proud to be keeping safe. It's been an easy and accessible process going through the 4 steps with lots of resources and guidance. I feel the children are more aware now about keeping safe in the sun and will defiantly enjoy singing the slip, slop, slap over the summer.

(Kellie Mooney - The Beacon CE Primary School) 19th June 2018

Leanne Desborough is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Leanne Desborough for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“The Masced programme is such a great and much needed programme. I have been a beauty therapist for many years and feel quite confident in this, however I am also a lecturer and this has been an excellent programme for all of our beauty, nails and hair students to take part in, as although we do discuss this, its great that they have the resources and certificate to give them the confidence to use their knowledge in future.”

Leanne Desborough would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Wednesday, 6 June 2018

Sarah Rose is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Sarah Rose for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Thank you for helping me gain knowledge of skin cancers. This will be very beneficial not just for the workplace but also for my family and friends.”

Sarah Rose would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Kinder Kampus completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Sun Safety Policy

Skcin are pleased to announce that Kinder Kampus in Coquitlum have completed Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe School by creating a Sun Safety Policy using our easy, online policy maker.

“I think that they are both clear and concise. The resources have provide information to support my concerns in the classroom setting.

(Lyndea Williamson - Kinder Kampus) 6th June 2018

Kinder Kampus completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Sun Safety Policy

Skcin are pleased to announce that Kinder Kampus in Coquitlum have completed Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe School by creating a Sun Safety Policy using our easy, online policy maker.

“I think that they are both clear and concise. The resources have provide information to support my concerns in the classroom setting.

(Lyndea Williamson - Kinder Kampus) 6th June 2018

Eleanor Burnett is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Eleanor Burnett for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I found this really informative and useful not only for myself but to share amongst other teaching staff and distribute knowledge to students to raise awareness as early as possible. Prevention is better than cure.”

Eleanor Burnett would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Thursday, 31 May 2018

Nicola Hussain is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Nicola Hussain for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I found this programme really useful, not only for use with my clients but also for myself as i had a bcc removed back in 2007 and after taking part in this accreditation i feel much more confident in spotting the signs. Thank you”

Nicola Hussain would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Wednesday, 30 May 2018

Congratulations to Vale Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Vale Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.

“Thank you lesson plans, resources, whole school assemblies, video and pdf printables were all easy to use. The policy was easy to read and understood by staff, parents and pupils. We aim to continue teaching sun safety added to local policy on the importance of staying hydrated. Guernsey has a higher rate of people suffering from sun damaged skin so it is very important to us. We also aim to make remaining sun safe high on our whole school agenda and aim to ensure that more sun shade is part of our development of outside areas. Thank you Guernsey Schools.

(Juliet Bell - Vale Primary School) 30th May 2018

Congratulations to St Bernard’s First School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that St Bernard’s First School is now a Sun Safe School.

“I will be able to provide photos once they have gone through the press office as we plan to invite the press to our project based learning presentation on 20th june. The resources were fantastic and it meant that the teachers were more than ready to take on the initiative because so much thought and planning had already gone into them. The story was great.

(Sonia Lopez - St Bernard’s First School) 30th May 2018

Alison Sheff is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Alison Sheff for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Really informative and useful course, this should be a mandatory requirement nationally for any health, care or therapy practitioner to support early detection.”

Alison Sheff would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Alison Sheff is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Alison Sheff for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Really informative and useful course, this should be a mandatory requirement nationally for any health, care or therapy practitioner to support early detection.”

Alison Sheff would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 18 May 2018

Callands Community Primary School completes Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Lesson Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Callands Community Primary School in Warrington have completed Step 4 towards becoming a Sun Safe School by reading the book 'George the sun safe superstar' to each class and completing the linked lesson plan and work / activity sheets provided.

“These were resources were high quality, fun and engaging as well as reinforcing the key messages. Loved them. Thank you for creating such a wonderful accreditation scheme for schools.

(Hannah Fairhurst - Callands Community Primary School) 18th May 2018

Davina Aaron is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Davina Aaron for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I have learned valuable information around abnormalities to skin & moles. I'm pleased to have gained this knowledge.”

Davina Aaron would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Lucy Craven is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Lucy Craven for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Brilliant course for both medics and non medics alike, really useful for those that work in close proximity to clients and are in a position to promote healthy sun advice”

Lucy Craven would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Monday, 14 May 2018








SKCIN LAUNCH HARD-HITTING ‘I SPY’ CAMPAIGN

FOR NATIONAL SUN AWARENESS WEEK



Melanoma is now one of the biggest killing cancers in the 15-34 age group, as cases continue to rise with latest statistics revealing 1 in 54 people will be diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime - shouldn’t we all know how to spot the early signs and symptoms?



The sooner melanoma is identified and treated, the greater the chance of survival, if caught early enough it’s almost always curable, yet ignorance regarding early detection remains widespread.



To mark the start of National Sun Awareness Week 2018 (14th-20th May), national skin cancer charity, Skcin have launched the ‘I SPY MELANOMA’ campaign that aims to raise awareness of how to spot the early signs of melanoma, promote early treatment, improve prognosis and save lives.



The hard-hitting campaign that shows a skin lesion developing into a melanoma to reveal a skull, may seem harsh, but a necessity when creating a campaign that requires maximum impact to gain attention and a subsequent, vital call to action.



The concept was the brainchild of renowned London photographer Kai Bastard and special effects make-up artist Bill Turpin who collaborated to create the prosthetic melanoma and campaign photography.



Kathryn Clifford, Creative Director at Skcin comments: “It’s been a pleasure to work with Kai and Bill on this creative campaign that we hope will reach and impact a notoriously difficult-to-engage target market. We wanted to create something that would get noticed, provoke intrigue and above all, action!



“Getting the general public engaged into checking their moles isn’t the easiest of tasks - particularly with young adults. That’s why we hope this ‘shocking’ concept will create the impact and action required. Skin cancer is the only cancer we can see and the fact is, it’s a killer, cases are on the rise and urgent action and education on a national scale can and will save lives”.



Skcin have done a great deal already this year, focusing on early detection initiatives, training thousands of professionals across the hair, health and beauty industries which has proved there is still a huge void and thirst for this life-saving knowledge. The I SPY campaign complements the charities concerted efforts in this arena by making this information more accessible to the general public, who we hope will take just 5 minutes of their time to gain and share the kind of knowledge that could just save their life, or that of someone they love.





To take 5 minute ‘I SPY MELANOMA CHALLENGE’ visit: ispymelanoma.uk











Skcin would like to extend their special thanks to:



Concept: BASTARD . TURPIN (url: http://bastardturpin.com/)

Photography: Kai Bastard (url: http://bit.ly/bastard-london)

Model Making: Bill Turpin (url: http://billturpin.com/)

Website: Total SEO Services (url: https://www.totalseoservices.co.uk)





For further information please contact:

Marie Tudor | marie.tudor@skcin.org | 07775 771986





Sunday, 13 May 2018

Fairhaven Primary School completes Step 3 towards renewing their Sun Safe Accreditation - Assembly Plan

Skcin are pleased to announce that Fairhaven Primary School in Wordsley, Stourbridge have completed Step 3 towards renewing their Sun Safe Accreditation by conducting a whole school assembly to introduce the scheme and the importance of Sun Safety to the children.

“This is part of our regular assembly plan now and is conducted early summer term as well as during sun safety week.

(Tom Garner - Fairhaven Primary School) 13th May 2018

Congratulations to Paulerspury Primary School for completing their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Paulerspury Primary School is now a Sun Safe School.

“This is a very well resourced scheme. It has been easy to work through the process and involve the whole school community. Our pupils are now much more aware of how to be sun safe and are already spreading the word to their families and the wider community. Thank you

(Robin Bunting - Paulerspury Primary School) 13th May 2018

Lynsey Robertson is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Lynsey Robertson for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I have found this very informative and helpful in the fight against recognising skin cancer in my clients. Thank you so much.”

Lynsey Robertson would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Thursday, 10 May 2018


FRONT LINE FIGHT AGAINST MELANOMA:
SKCIN LAUNCH SPECIALIST MELANOMA EARLY DETECTION TRAINING FOR PODIATRY AND CHIROPODY HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS.
With 1 in 54 people diagnosed with melanoma during their lifetime, around 57% of which are likely to occur on the lower leg and foot and an outstanding mis-diagnosis rate of 36% - education and early detection are key to improving prognosis and saving lives.
Developed by Skcin in association with Podiatrist Jane Henderson MChS BSc(PodM),  we are delighted to announce the launch of our Melanoma Early Detection Training Seminars for podiatry and chiropody healthcare professionals.

The bespoke training has been developed to complement the charity’s hugely successful MASCED Accreditation programme for hair, health and beauty industry professionals, which has already been completed by a large number of foot health practitioners. The advanced group training seminars aim to provide healthcare professionals working within the podiatry and chiropody industry with a greater, in-depth knowledge and supportive tools with which to identify the various types of melanoma that occur on the foot and lower limb as well as the confidence and tools to refer patients to take further professional advice.

Jane Henderson, qualified podiatrist and owner of Foot Angels joined the Skcin team as an Ambassador in September 2017 promoting and supporting the charity’s work in raising awareness of the prevention and early detection of skin cancer.
“It amounts to gross negligence!” 
That was the reaction when mother and daughter Podiatrists Jane and Emma Henderson discovered their professional course dedicated just a single hour in four years to the detection of melanoma. “When 57% of melanomas appear below the knee, this is shocking.“ comments Jane, “Podiatrists, properly trained could be on the front line in spotting this devastating disease in its early stages. To ignore it is tantamount to manslaughter”.

Jane has good reason to feel so strongly about this and knows all-too-well the seriousness of melanoma. Her own daughter Esther was misdiagnosed at the age of 15. Twenty years of painful operations to combat the cancer show how hard the fight can be.

“Caught early, all this could be avoided” adds Emma, Esther’s elder sister who is keen to take her awareness of melanoma symptoms into her chosen profession.

To help do this, both Jane and Emma have teamed up with Skcin, to deliver the melanoma early detection training to an industry that’s crying out for it.

“Podiatry training as envisaged by Jane and Emma fits perfectly with our mission to combat melanoma” says Marie Tudor, who heads up the charity Skcin.
Six months in the making, their ideas, aided and realised by Skcin are now being reviewed for approval by The Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists, with the hope it will be awarded certification for professional CPD points in the Summer.” Marie adds.

“Jane has a wealth of experience and knowledge to bring to this much –needed arena, her families plight and resultant passion are a huge asset, not just to our charity, but to a profession and industry both Jane and Emma dedicate their life to and we are proud to support the family in their mission – one that’s completely aligned with ours”.

Jane, Emma and a team of qualified podiatrists will be delivering the training across regional sites from Summer 2018.
For further information please contact:
Jane Henderson MChS BSc(PodM) | footangel@live.co.uk
Or Marie Tudor | marie.tudor@skcin.org


Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Congratulations to Killinghall Primary School who have just renewed their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Killinghall Primary School in Bradford have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditation by ensuring their pupils are educated on the importance of sun safety and that a suitable sun safe environment and policy is put in place and reviewed annually.

“The scheme has been really effective in helping our school really think about the importance of sun safety. The children are always made aware of sun safety and the importance of it. We have also had great communication to parents.

(Annah Shoukat - Killinghall Primary School ) 9th May 2018

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Congratulations to Shelton Infant School who have just renewed their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Shelton Infant School in Derby have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditation by ensuring their pupils are educated on the importance of sun safety and that a suitable sun safe environment and policy is put in place and reviewed annually.

“Our school has become increasingly aware of the need to keep the children safe in the sun and the staff have embraced this scheme very enthusiastically providing excellent role models. In this years assembly most of the year 1 and 2 pupils could recall last year's learning and knew about the 5 s's.

(Sue Derbyshire - Shelton Infant School) 8th May 2018

Monday, 7 May 2018

Leanne Furley is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Leanne Furley for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This was an amazing course, I learnt so much & it also helped to further add to the things I already knew about early detection of skin cancers. I think this should be taught to everyone working in the health & beauty sector.”

Leanne Furley would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Georgina Thomas is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Georgina Thomas for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I have learned so much from the masced. Uk accreditation programme. I am now truly confident in sharing my knowledge from the course to helping my clients to be aware of uvr /cell damage and skin cancer.”

Georgina Thomas would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Congratulations to Marshbrook First School who have just renewed their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Marshbrook First School in Staffordshire have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditation by ensuring their pupils are educated on the importance of sun safety and that a suitable sun safe environment and policy is put in place and reviewed annually.

“This is a good scheme. Achieving accreditation does not contribute too heavily to teacher workload. The children remember the slip slap slop message and the story of george from previous years. The resources are appealing to the children and reinforce the important messages around sun safety.

(Dawn Spiers - Marshbrook First School) 3rd May 2018

Castlemorton CE Primary School completes Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe School - Sun Safety Policy

Skcin are pleased to announce that Castlemorton CE Primary School in Castlemorton have completed Step 1 towards becoming a Sun Safe School by creating a Sun Safety Policy using our easy, online policy maker.

“Resources were extremely comprehensive to enable us to create a policy which will support the school community to promote sun safety.

(Debbie Pribojac - Castlemorton CE Primary School) 3rd May 2018

Tuesday, 1 May 2018



SKCIN HITS THE ROAD WITH THE MASCED ROADSHOW THIS MELANOMA MAY!

National skin cancer awareness charity Skcin launched MASCED in January 2018. This FREE online accreditation programme aimed at hair, health and beauty industry professionals has been an unprecedented success for the charity who are renowned for their dedication to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer to save lives.

Over 4,750 people have signed up to receive this ground-breaking Melanoma and Skin Cancer Early Detection (MASCED) training since its launch and success stories of industry professionals spotting the first signs of skin cancer after taking part in the campaign give clear evidence of it’s importance, effectiveness and impact.

In support of ‘Melanoma May’ 2018, Skcin are excited to announce that the MASCED training programme will hitting the road with the MASCED ROADSHOW taking place in 11 locations across the country during the month of May and into June - with more locations planned and dates to be confirmed. From Sunderland to Suffolk, Skcin will be harnessing the power of their Ambassadors and industry tutors to deliver this bespoke training to hundreds of students within hair and beauty colleges across the country.

By working with colleges, who are training young adults to enter these industries, we are able to embed valuable educational messaging to a younger and notoriously difficult-to-engage audience, arming them with the power and knowledge to make a positive impact, not just for their future clients, but their friends, families and crucially themselves.

The MASCED Accreditation programme, not only teaches young adults to spot the early signs of skin cancer and melanoma, but also focuses on the risks of UVR and how to prevent the disease, to influence behaviours, for a positive, sun safe, skin cancer free future.

We are proud to be working with many colleges and salons who are also hosting fundraising events as well as taking part in group training sessions. Look out for events near you or sign up for the MASCED independent online training for free at: www.masced.uk

Congratulations to Mickleover Primary who have just renewed their Sun Safe Accreditation!

Skcin are pleased to announce that Mickleover Primary in derby have renewed their Sun Safe Schools Accreditation by ensuring their pupils are educated on the importance of sun safety and that a suitable sun safe environment and policy is put in place and reviewed annually.

“Mickleover school actively supporting our scheme. Pupils are all aware of the importance of sun safety, the accreditation has become a way of life in school now- all parents, staff and pupils await the reminders about sun safety and staff are always making pupils aware of the need to cover up, drink water, stay in the shade and are happy to model this to pupils. This year we have a new before and after school club and I have organised to come in to speak to the club and train staff who run it about sun safety, so that as a school we are making sure that pupils are protected throughout the school day.

(millie Harrison - Mickleover Primary ) 1st May 2018