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Coronavirus: A book for children.

What is the coronavirus, and why is everyone talking about it? Engagingly illustrated by Axel Scheffler, and read by Hugh Bonneville, this approachable and timely book helps answer these questions and many more, providing children aged 5-10 and their parents with clear and accessible explanations about the coronavirus and its effects – both from a […]

6 tips for protecting your children from COVID-19

We think it is important that you access some information put together by the COVID Symptom Study about keeping children safe as they return to school and nursery. We have distilled the information into a handy leaflet and we ask you to pass this on to parents and other teachers in the school. You can […]

Child safety week. June 1st – 7th 2020

It’s child safety week and with many families under pressure and strain during lockdown, it is even more important to be aware of safety around the home and garden. The Child Accident Prevention Trust has put together a whole safety package of information and resources for parents.   You can download the parents pack here.  

Advice from a Thames Valley Police Officer about Domestic Abuse

Domestic abuse can affect and harm a lot of people. In this video, PC Massie gives advice on what to do if you are affected by domestic situations and how we they help. https://www.facebook.com/thamesvp/videos/235564907514493/ Useful links: Fearless: www.fearless.org/ Childline: www.childline.org.uk/ Victim Support: www.victimsupport.org.uk/ The Hideout: thehideout.org.uk/ YoungMinds: youngminds.org.uk/find-help/feelings-and-symptoms/abuse/ More advice 👉 bit.ly/35rm4uZ    

I.M.P.S. is still working hard.

We may not be able to deliver any practical I.M.P.S. sessions at the moment, but everyone at I.M.P.S. is still working very hard to send out safety messages. It is important that while you are all staying at home to avoid the Coronavirus, you should also make sure that all of your family keep safe […]

Long Furlong School on the air

Long Furlong school have really been in the news recently. It all started with a normal  I.M.P.S. visit to Abingdon Community Hospital for Mrs Foster’s year 6 class.  You can read all about their visit here.  The children learnt emergency life skills including how to put someone in the recovery position. Then, back at school, […]

I.M.P.S. goes to the wall.

Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. recently had a boost when their flash cards were put up on the builders hoardings around the new emergency department refurbishment building works recently. Mo, who works for McLaughlin and Harvey Ltd the construction company who are undertaking the works at the John Radcliffe Hospital  suggested to Tracey one of the I.M.P.S. trainers […]

Letters from Stonesfield School.

We have had some brilliant letters from the children at Stonesfield School in Oxfordshire. They all gave some really positive feedback about what they had learnt during their I.M.P.S. visit to Witney Community Hospital. I feel that the training would really help in future situations where I might need to save someone’s life. We enjoyed […]

Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School.

We are thrilled to announce the Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School Award. Every school that completes 3 elements of I.M.P.S. is presented the “Proud to be an I.M.P.S. School” award and can use the logo on their website or letterhead. The 3 elements are:  complete the online evaluation quiz before the visit attend the […]

From party piece to saving a life….

One of our Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. trainers contacted us recently to tell us about her son-in-law. Here is what she said…. “I’ve just had a message from my daughter that her husband was able to use the recovery position on someone who had an epileptic seizure in a shop yesterday and subsequently posted his thanks for […]

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