Get Sun Protection Accredited

Becoming ‘Sun Protection Accredited’ will not only benefit your health and all who you work with; you’ll become part of wider community, helping to create national impact on skin cancer in sport.

Our aim is to encourage small actions by many, to actively get people involved, promote awareness, educate on the risks, encourage action and in turn, help create healthy attitudes and behaviour in sport, at all ages. Getting involved is free and quick to implement. A link to our downloadable resources will be supplied to you by email following registration. Simply pledge to implement the following 4 actions.

Your Actions

1

Read the OK Sun Safety Code and circulate this information, educating others as appropriate.

2

Create a tailored sun protection policy and implement these actions into sessions between March-October, when and where appropriate.

3

Display our awareness posters and share our resources to all to help keep sun protection front of mind for all.

4

Display your sun protection accreditation logo* and certificate, and add promote your status on your website and socials.

PLEASE NOTE: Your toolkit of downloadable resources will be supplied following registration.
*An accreditation window sticker will be posted out on registration.

Why is it important?

Skin cancer is avoidable, and with melanoma now our fastest rising cancer, is it important for children to develop healthy habits early on. By spreading awareness to those who spend a lot of time outdoors we are targeting everyone at the right time, and in the right place.

Is it timely?

No. You simply need to read The OK Code and then pledge to implement some simple but effective actions within your sessions or club activities. We will support you with all you need to create a buzz around sun protection. We will even offer you some incentives such as complimentary sunscreen (when available).

What are the benefits?

As well as helping you improve your provision of sun protection, you will enhance your overall duty of care, and support your health and safety guidelines. You will also join a community helping impact the health of all who love sport. We can also provide you with marketing materials to ensure your efforts are recognised by your stakeholders and potential clients.

Who does it?

If you are an organisation, we suggest that this is undertaken by your existing health and safety or safeguarding officer, or a member of staff who is willing to commit to the pledges. This person should have the support of the organisation.

Supporting Organisations

Hundreds of national sport and activity organisations support the Outdoor Kids Sun Safety code including: