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Therapeutic Group Work Qualification Approved by Ofqual

We are pleased to announce that our Therapeutic Group Work course entitled ‘Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work with Children and Young People‘ has been approved and is Ofqual-regulated and awarded by Crossfields Institute. The listing on the Ofqual website can be seen here.    


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Buy the book: 70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new book: 70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School Edited by John Diamond, with contributions from staff and colleagues, the book tells the story of the school, its formation in 1948 and creation of the therapeutic child care model that is still used today, 70 years more »


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They smashed it!

Congratulations to our intrepid runners Tim and Joy, who braved the heat of the London Marathon and completed the course, raising vital funds for The Mulberry Bush School. The total raised is an incredible £72,553, for which we are enormously grateful and full of admiration. Thank you Joy and Tim!


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Latest Ofsted Education Inspection Rates Us As Outstanding Again!

We are delighted with the outcome of the recent inspection of the Education Provision at The Mulberry Bush by an Ofsted HMI, rating the school as Outstanding!


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Christmas Card Gallery

This year the children at The Mulberry Bush School have each created their own Christmas card so that they could print them and take them home with them. There’s some fantastic creativity here!


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2017 OFSTED ‘OUTSTANDING’ REPORT

We are pleased to announce that following our inspection in October 2017 Ofsted inspectors found us to be “Outstanding” in the overall experiences and progress of children and young people.   The Mulberry Bush School was judged as outstanding because: The quality of individualised care and support provided is excellent and has a substantial impact on more »


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The Mulberry Bush in Children and Young People Now Supplement

Recent articles about The Mulberry Bush were published in the latest Children and Young People Now Children In Care supplement. You can read it here.  


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Support our Children’s Transport Appeal

We are very excited that The Mulberry Bush has been selected to join The Big Give Christmas Challenge. It’s a unique way to to double your donation and double the impact! Donations made to our project via theBigGive.org.uk will be doubled during the campaign.   New Children’s Transport We hope, with your help, to buy a more »


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The 16th The Women of the Year Lunch – St Hugh’s Oxford

On a warm Tuesday in September, 200 ladies gathered in the lovely garden of St Hugh’s College for pre-lunch drinks and were warmly welcomed by the Principal, Dame Elish Angiolini, the former Lord Advocate of Scotland and previously Solicitor General of Scotland. After a scrumptious lunch the guests were entertained and deeply moved by the more »


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SEND Conference: Attachment and Emotional Development In The Classroom

This conference in Oxford in October will launch the new publication ‘Attachment and Emotional Development in the Classroom: theory and practice’ (Jessica Kingsley Publishing), a book aimed at new teachers and introduces a range of key concepts around social, emotional and mental health difficulties.   Keynote presenters/workshop leaders at the conference will include internationally acclaimed writers on Attachment more »


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feature-school The Mulberry Bush Outreach

Behaviour Support for Schools and Professionals helping those who help others. National Specialist Outreach for Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHD).


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By improving the life chances and social inclusion of traumatised children and young people, we create long-term benefits to society by reducing anti-social behaviour and its impact on families, schools and communities.

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Our free alliance whose aim is to share knowledge about therapeutic care for children and young people, and to support the use of reflective practice and research, in order to improve service quality and ensure excellent outcomes.

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