Injury Minimisation Programme for Schools (I.M.P.S.)

The aim of I.M.P.S. is to empower young people to take personal responsibility for their own risk management and to equip them with the skills to cope in an emergency situation. It targets children between the ages of 10 and 11 who statistically are at greater risk of disability or death due to unintentional injury.


Who to contact

Contact Name
Catherine Pavlopoulos/Roz Wilmshurst
Contact Position
I.M.P.S. Co-ordinators
IMPS - Learning to be Safe

Where to go

I.M.P.S. Office
2nd Floor, 66
High Street
HP20 1SD
Geographic Area Covered

Other Details

Age Ranges
10 to 11 years

Local Offer


I.M.P.S. Plus includes lesson plans and worksheets in addition to comprehensive background information for each lesson. It can be used as an extension to the I.M.P.S. programme but may also be used as a stand alone course.

Because of its very practical nature and the use of hands on activities it is an ideal programme for those children who are outside of mainstream education and may therefore be high risk takers. It could also be used by youth, after school or any community groups.

I.M.P.S. Plus has been designed to be delivered by teachers, school nurses, youth leaders or I.M.P.S. trainers using the teacher resource sheets as background information.

Local Offer Age Bands
8 to 11
Needs Level
All needs met
SEN Provision Type
Universal service (No referral required)

General Local Offer Response

What needs does your service or activity aim to meet for children and young people with SEND and their families?

I.M.P.S. empowers young people and teaches them safety and accident prevention

What outcomes does your service or activity aim to achieve for children and young people with SEND and their families?

Children with special educational needs are more vulnerable to accidental injury and may be more likely to take risks. I.M.P.S. can teach them how to reduce their risk of injury and keep themselves safe.

How can children & young people with SEND and their families start to use your service or activity?

Please contact us by phone or e mail. We currently teach at Bearbrook School in Aylesbury and have links with Chiltern Gate School in High Wycombe.

How is your service or activity fully accessible to children, young people with SEND and their families for example, facilities, support from staff?

We come to the school with all our equipment and teaching resources

How do you communicate with children, young people with SEND and their families?

We discuss particular needs with the teachers and adapt our programme accordingly.

What training have your staff and/or volunteers received to support children and young people with SEND and their families?

Our staff are fully trained and DBS checked.

What future plans does your service or activity have for developing its SEND provision for example, training, facilities?

We would like to work more with childrens centres and teenage mothers in teaching them first aid and safety.

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