Sunday, 11 November 2018

Cassandra Bennett is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Cassandra Bennett for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“ I am a hairdresser trained in the UK, but now live abroad in the constant sun, this has been highly informative and I think it should be part of all training for the future. Thank you”

Cassandra Bennett would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 9 November 2018

Leanne Moran is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Leanne Moran for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Excellent e-course, well worth doing as I have learned not only to look and observe my clients skin but my own and family too”

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

Tuesday, 6 November 2018

Rayna Butcher is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Rayna Butcher for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Such an informative course. Invaluable information for the beauty industry.”

Rayna Butcher would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Friday, 2 November 2018

karen davidson is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to karen davidson for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This is a fantastic programme, i have learned a lot. The advice i feel i am now able to give could be invaluable.”

karen davidson would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Thursday, 1 November 2018






Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre

awards Skcin Charity of the Year.



Skcin are delighted to announce that Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre for the 2018/2019 academic year have awarded Skcin Charity of the Year.



Skcin are the UKs only charity dedicated solely to the prevention and early detection of skin cancer and melanoma. Pioneers in educational intervention programmes in schools, workplaces and across the hair, health and beauty industries, Skcins objectives are to raise awareness of skin cancer by promoting prevention and early detection to save lives.


The facts relating to skin cancer cases are incredibly compelling with the disease rising faster then any other cancer. Melanoma, the deadliest form of the disease is now one of the most common cancers in young adults (aged 15-34) and latest statistics reveal 1 in 54 people in the UK will be diagnosed during their lifetime.



Unfortunately skin cancer is caused by the one thing we all enjoy and cannot avoid - yet its almost entirely preventable. With around 86% of all cases due to over exposure to UV, education is crucial in driving a cultural shift in attitudes to prevent the disease, mitigate future healthcare costs and ultimately save lives.



To combat the soaring rates, Skcin have developed various educational accreditations schemes working with key risk groups and influential sectors on a national scale.

 Children are particularly at risk due the amount of time they spend outdoors meaning a great deal of their lifetime sun exposure is acquired during their childhood. Burning as a child can cause irreparable damage that can significantly increase their risk of developing the disease in later life. Children who are not protected during school hours, especially during lunch breaks when UV penetration is strongest are at greater risk.


As such, Skcin developed the national Sun Safe Schools Accreditation programme providing comprehensive free resources to help primary and pre-schools fulfil their duty of care to; implement a suitable sun safety policy, communicate with parents and the wider school community to gain support, and educate children on the importance of sun safety, to influence behaviour, for a positive, sun safe, skin cancer free future.


With almost 4,000 primary and pre-schools now registered with the programme, reaching over half a million children and families nationwide, the scheme continues to deliver huge impact across a vital age group. 



In addition, Skcin are investigating ways in which to reinforce key messaging to a notoriously difficult-to-engage age group via secondary education and will be working with Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre & Sixth Form Centre to pilot their secondary schools programme for 11- 16yr olds. Skcin will be working with the school on several exciting and pioneering initiatives to deliver sun safety education, helping equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to influence behaviours and prevent this terrible disease in addition to raising awareness of the early signs and symptoms, teaching them how to take charge of their own skin health and surveillance.



Marie Tudor, National Business Development Manager at Skcin said, We are honoured that Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre & Sixth Form Centre has chosen Skcin as its charity of the year. We work tirelessly with schools on nationwide basis to deliver our message and fulfil demand. The charity funds all the accreditations which includes extensive free resources that are delivered annually to schools as well as the comprehensive online platform for the schools to access for full support in achieving their accreditation. As the charity relies solely on donations we are extremely grateful to Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre and the support and commitment they have demonstrated to our work.



Principal of Homewood School & Sixth Form Centre & Sixth Form Centre, Mrs Sally Lees, expressed her support for the work of the charity. Raising awareness of the importance of sun safety for our young people is really important and we are looking forward to working in partnership with Skcin to develop their secondary school programme.

For more details contact
Marie.tudor@skcin.org






karen davidson is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to karen davidson for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This is a fantastic programme, i have learned a lot. The advice i feel i am now able to give could be invaluable.”

karen davidson would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

karen davidson is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to karen davidson for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“This is a fantastic programme, i have learned a lot. The advice i feel i am now able to give could be invaluable.”

karen davidson would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Monday, 22 October 2018

Michelle Carter is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Michelle Carter for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Fantastic course. All professionals within hair and beautt industry should undertake it. Thank you”

Michelle Carter would recommend the MASCED Accreditation to other industry professionals and rates the programme 5 stars.

Wednesday, 17 October 2018

Amy Ronksley is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Amy Ronksley for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“Brilliant programme! I will now feel more confident in identifying unusual skin lesions and i feel confident in advising the client to seek professional advice. The booklets are a brilliant idea to give clients as a little freebie Many thanks, Amy Ronksley”

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

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

Claire Adams is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Claire Adams for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“I feel this is a fantastic accreditation and should be more widely advertised. I have been a qualified nail tech for over 15 and only found out about this yesterday”

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

Tuesday, 25 September 2018


Story FMR ( Funding Melanoma Research) supporting Skcin

Skcin are delighted to announce that Story FMR (Funding Melanoma Research) are supporting our MASCED Accreditation Programme.
The Melanoma charity was set up 2017 and established with a two-fold aim – Prevention and Cure. Run by a team of dedicated volunteers the charity’s key objectives are to promote and preserve the health of the general public by raising awareness of all areas relating to skin cancer including its risks, prevention and treatment, as well as supporting research into skin cancers including melanoma, its treatment and cure and to publish the useful results of such research.
Story FMR has experienced amazing success with its first year of fundraising activities and in recognition of the valuable work Skcin are achieving in the field of awareness and prevention are kindly supporting Skcin to ensure the MASCED programme continues to grow, thrive and ultimately save lives.
Pam Walls commented:  “I firmly believe that this highlights the importance of like-minded charities working together to achieve a common goal.  The programme, with its aim of ‘training eyes to save lives’ is completely aligned with Story FMR’s objective to raise awareness and we are delighted and proud to be able to help Skcin in this way.”
The MASCED Accreditation programme was designed and developed by Skcin earlier this year to train hair, health and beauty industry professionals in skin surveillance and the detection of suspicious legions. The objective of the accreditation is to raise awarness of the early signs and symptoms of the most common and fastest rising cancer and promote early detection of melanoma, to improve prognosis and saves lives.
In addition the programme raises awareness of the importance of Sun Safety to aid the prevention of around 86% of melanoma and the majority of all skin cancer cases. This supports the call by public health figures for a wider perspective on who is most effective to help improve the nation’s health and address concerns raised in the Government’s 2020 Skin Cancer Vision.
The programme has been a phenomenal success with over 7,000 registered professionals trained or in-training, within our first 8 months and 98% of users providing us with 5 star reviews. The Accreditation has been approved by dermatologists is now endorsed by professional bodies BABTAC (British Association of Beauty Therapists and Cosmetology) and HABIA (Hair & Beauty Industry Authority) and awarded CPD points.
The training has also received the attention of the medical world with a comprehensive article soon to be featured in the Dermatological Nursing Journal, highlighting the programme’s success and accolades from the nursing community.
The uptake in registrations is still growing and whilst the charity continues to work tirelessly to deliver and maintain the service to its users, we are truly grateful for the support provided by Story FMR.

Marie Tudor, of Skcin said, “The MASCED training has been an overwhelming success, far exceeding our expectations. We are delighted how we have been able to harness the power of industry professionals via a targeted audience to help deliver our educational training, spreading the message across many industry sectors and filter this out to a wide public audience.
The support of Story FMR is key to its ongoing success and development. Our objectives are aligned in relation to awareness and education and their sponsorship makes perfect sense. Story FMR are a new charity with the same values and ethos as Skcin and their commitment and dedication are evident by their growth and success with fundraising in such a short space if time.
Skcin would like to thank Story FMR for their support and we hope to work further together to grow this relationship, educate our nation and save lives”.

To find out more about the programme visit MASCED.UK or contact: claire.dale@skcin.org

About Skcin
Melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancer Charity set up in 2006 in memory of Karen Clifford.  Dedicated for over 12 years to the prevention and early detection of all types of skin cancer through educational intervention via their bespoke, diverse and pioneering national accreditation campaigns. 

www.sunsafeschools.co.uk, www.sunsafenurseries.co.uk, www.masced.uk www.sunsafeworkplaces.co.uk


·       Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in Britain
·       Melanoma is now one of the biggest cancer killers in 15-34 year olds.
·       Disproportionate numbers of younger people are affected.
·       Advanced melanoma is very difficult to treat.
·       Early detection of melanoma is vital to improve prognosis
·       In 2016 13,000 new cases of non-melanoma skin cancers were diagnosed in the UK.
·       In 2016 over 2,000 people died of melanoma.



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