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

Nicola Bailey-Berry is MASCED Accredited!

Congratulations to Nicola Bailey-Berry for completing the MASCED Accreditation!

“It has heightened my awareness of the signs of skin cancer and i feel confident enough to refer a client to a gp to get it checked out.”

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