Children Swimming

The NICE guidelines for skin cancer prevention recommend that Head Teachers should take action to protect children from over-exposure to UV rays. The guidelines recommend that schools “develop, implement and monitor a specially tailored policy to ensure people are protected as much as possible”

Why Get Involved

SKIN CANCER - THE FACTS

  • Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.
  • Rates of the disease are rising faster than any other
    cancer and have quadrupled over the last 30 years.
  • More people die from skin cancer in the UK than Australia.
  • Malignant melanoma - the deadliest form of the disease - is
    one of the most common forms of cancer amongst young
    adults aged 15-34.
  • Two 15-34 year olds are diagnosed with melanoma per day
    in the UK.
  • Seven people die every day of skin cancer in the UK.
  • Experts estimate that by 2024 melanoma will
    become the most common form of all major cancers.
  • One blistering sunburn in childhood or adolescence
    more than doubles a person’s chance of developing
    melanoma in later life.
  • 80% of all skin cancers are caused by over-exposure
    to the sun and/or sunbeds making it skin cancer largely
    PREVENTABLE.
Pre-schools and nurseries can gain their Sun Safe Status via our sister scheme at: www.sunsafenurseries.co.uk
UV Forecast from the Met Office
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UV index in association with www.skcin.org

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