Dave Roberts, our Head of Outreach, joins Jo & Paddy for the latest episode of the PBS Matters Podcast which is released today.

In part one Dave presents the history and ethos of The Mulberry Bush School and how it aims to support children who have experienced trauma. Dave introduces what we mean by trauma informed support and how effective PBS should consider the trauma someone may have experienced. Paddy, Jo and Dave discuss reflective practice, dynamic thinking and how bringing people together is crucial for effective support.

In part two Dave introduces the story of one young gentleman and the difference attending The Mulberry Bush School made. Dave also discusses the connections the school has maintained with old pupils and some of the feedback they give to the school. The typical length of a placement at the school is 2 to 3 years and Dave explains that this time is used to understand the trauma the child has experienced. The pupil then moves on when they are ready to progress.

The podcast is out now on Spotify, Apple Podcasts and Stitcher.