Skin damage from UVR exposure during childhood can impact a person’s health over their lifetime. The skin of infants and toddlers is more vulnerable to UVR damage compared to adults.
Protecting children from exposure to the sun during childhood provides an opportunity to reduce their risk of skin cancer over their lifetime.
All childcare services have a responsibility, known as a duty of care, to children in their care. This duty of care can and should extend to sun safety.