Welcome to
The Mulberry Bush

The Mulberry Bush is a not-for-profit charity with a mission to provide services to meet the needs of emotionally troubled and traumatised children, young people their families and communities.

Our services currently consist of:
The Mulberry Bush School, a non-maintained residential special school and children’s home providing integrated 38-week and 52-week specialist residential therapeutic care, treatment and education for traumatised children aged 5-13 and their families from across England and Wales.

The Mulberry Bush Learning and Research Centre is based at Linden House, Standlake, Oxfordshire and comprises The Mulberry Bush Outreach, our outreach and training department, The Mulberry Bush Research and our free alliance The International Centre for Therapeutic Care.

The Mulberry Bush Third Space (MB3) is our indoor and outdoor space in Toddington, Gloucestershire, for events, conferences and workshops, incorporating the Planned Environment Therapy Archive and The National Childcare Library.

You can find out about the impact our services have nationally and within the context of those children and families that we help, by reading our latest Impact Report on our charity pages.


Please contact Angus Burnett if you need to discuss or arrange a referral for our 38-week or 52-week programmes. Call
01865 300202 or 07775 441730


Can you help us with a DONATION to help us look after the children in our care?

Oh, and do check out our social media channels (Facebook and Twitter)!

The Mulberry Bush

The leading therapeutic residential school in the UK for traumatised children and their families. We offer 38 & 52 week residential provision, working in close partnership with each child’s family and referring authority.

The Learning & Research Centre

The centre of excellence for trauma-informed practice, teaching and research, incorporating The Mulberry Bush Outreach, The Mulberry Bush Research and The International Centre for Therapeutic Care.


Find out more about our charitable objective: ‘to provide specialist therapeutic services to meet the social, emotional and educational needs of troubled & traumatised children, their families and communities’. We welcome donations to allow us to continue our vital work.


Our indoor and outdoor space for conferences, training courses, workshops, seminars, study and research and for use by schools, clubs and groups.
Incorporating The Planned Environment Therapy Archive and The National Childcare Library.

News & Announcements

The 18th Women of The Year Lunch – St Hugh’s Oxford

On 11th September over 200 ladies gathered at St Hugh's College, Oxford for the 18th Women of the Year Lunch in aid of The Mulberry Bush. Niamh Cusack gave a wonderful talk and the lunch was a great way to celebrate the achievements of a variety of different women...

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Open Day 2019

As we break up for the Summer, today was our Family Day when we celebrated with the families and carers of those children in our care. A day of smiles, looking back at the year, and forward to transitions and holidays. We would like to wish everyone including all...

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Congratulations to all our Foundation Degree Students

On 15th July 2019 our latest cohort of students who completed the Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People, accredited through the University of the West of England, graduated in a ceremony at Bristol University. "We could not be more proud...

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