Help your children stay sun sensible 

All skin types and colours are susceptible to sunburn and should be protected. But children’s skin is particularly delicate and easily damaged, putting them at greatest risk1 – sunburn in childhood can increase the risk of skin cancers later in life2.  But such damage is very preventable – and there are many ways that you can keep them protected at home and at school.

How you can help at home

Always make sure children wear a high factor sunscreen, even on cloudy days. You can also help by keeping them covered up with hats and long-sleeved T-shirts on hot days, encourage plenty of drinks of water and provide shaded environments in which to play. 

Protecting children in school

The NICE (National Institute for Clinical Excellence) ‘Sun Safety Guidelines for Schools’3 go as far as recommending that Head Teachers take action to protect children from over-exposure to UV rays, saying schools should “develop, implement and monitor a specially tailored policy to ensure people are protected as much as possible”. Such measures can also help improve your school’s OFSTED rating by promoting the safety of pupils in school, as outlined in their ‘Framework for School Inspection’4. Why not ask your school what they’re doing about sun safety? 

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Here’s a whole host of resources to help protect children and let them enjoy playing in the sun safely. It’s been put together with the help of teachers, the School and Public Health Nurses Association (SAPHNA), parents, the British Dermatological Nursing Group (BDNG) and the Melanoma Trust.

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