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Oxfordshire I.M.P.S began in 1995

We engage with 209 Oxfordshire schools and teach approximately 5200 children each year.

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Local coordinators:
Debbie Lock and Amy Thomas


I.M.P.S. Office
John Radcliffe Hospital

Partnership working




Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. is a member of the Oxfordshire Child Safety Education Partnership and is proud to work together with other child safety education providers in the county.



Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. is a member of the RoSPA National Safety in Education Committee. 

I.M.P.S. programme

The I.M.P.S. programme may be provided to primary schools in Oxfordshire for a voluntary contribution.

I.M.P.S. visits take place at the John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, the Horton Hospital in Banbury, Abingdon Community Hospital, Witney Community Hospital and Townlands Community Hospital, Henley on Thames.*

* Currently these visits are on hold due to the Corona Virus, however, our trainers are taking the I.M.P.S. sessions into schools.  All schools that are enrolled with I.M.P.S. will be contacted by Amy to book a date during the term you normally engage with I.M.P.S.

You can download information about Oxfordshire I.M.P.S.

Special Needs Schools

Our special needs schools are offered an adapted session to suit the needs of the particular cohort.  Objectives for the session are set by the class teacher.

Other programmes

We also offer the following programmes upon request:

Please contact us for further information, including costs.

Funding and donations

Donations may be made directly via our just giving page or by cheque made out to “Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. 0126”  Please contact the I.M.P.S. office for details of BACS transfer. 

Currently, the Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust are supporting I.M.P.S. and we continue to rely on donations from schools and other sources, fundraising events and grant applications.

We are proud to receive a grant from Witney Educational Foundation  to help pay for schools in Witney to take part in the programme.

Oxfordshire I.M.P.S. (Fund Number 0126)  is part of Oxford Hospitals Charity (Registered charity number 1175809)


Teacher’s comments

Lovely staff who have been sensitive and thoughtful to our group that contained some children with specific needs. Content clear and relevant.

We really look forward to this event – I feel it is an important part of the curriculum. The children receive such valuable life skills whilst having an enjoyable morning!

Another brilliant training session. We have been attending for ten years and it’s always informative and appropriate for our pupils (and adults!)

Thank you, so good, well organised, detailed and very valuable. One of the best things we do all year.

As a teacher, I also find it incredibly useful and a great opportunity to refresh my skills.

Thank you for the fantastic job you do, providing this training that is so important for our children at a time in their lives when they are becoming so much more independent.  Back in the summer, one of the mums at school told me about the quick-thinking actions of her son, who had taken part in IMPS during the previous school year.  When her face and neck were badly burnt by boiling hot honey that she had put in the microwave, it was her son who provided first aid.  He said at the time that he knew exactly what to do as a result of IMPS.  The staff at A & E said that it was his quick and effective action that meant she didn’t need skin grafts.