Working with all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma

Outreach

Head of Outreach

Dr Dave Roberts

The Mulberry Bush Outreach service aims to use the charity’s core principles to strengthen the culture and leadership in organisations. This is achieved through the provision of training, consultation and support for those supporting vulnerable children, their families and communities.

We also provide all the training for staff across the charity, which is focused around the Level 5 Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People and ongoing professional development

We’re here to help

Are you facing daily challenges with a child within your setting? Get in touch to find out how we can help.

 

01865 594700

Foundation Degree (FdA) in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People

Run by The Mulberry Bush and validated by the University of the West of England, this award-winning, work-based Level 3 course, with an option to continue to a Level 5 Foundation Degree, has been specially designed for practitioners in the childcare sector.

The Emotional & Social Curriculum

A sequence of planned experiences which support children to practice and achieve proficiency in content and applied learning skills. The Mulberry Bush Emotional and Social Curriculum focuses learning on the five core competencies of successful emotional development.

Support for your organisation

Peer Review Networks

In response to the tighter economic constraints placed on schools, the limited availability of school improvement services and the continuing need for mentoring and sharing best practice, The Mulberry Bush Peer Review is a minimal cost system for providing peer support.

Developing nurturing practices/Nurture Network

The Nurture Network aims to promote and develop nurturing practices in schools. It provides a termly space for school staff wishing to grow and develop nurturing practices to meet, share best practice, contribute to professional development and provide reflective support to colleagues.

School Improvement Partner

The Mulberry Bush training programme, endorsed with a Crossfields Institute Quality Mark, will provide experienced, effective special and alternative provider (AP) school leaders with the skills and knowledge to become a School Improvement Partner (SIP).

Observation and reflective forum model

The Mulberry Bush model is designed for schools and other settings who are struggling to find a way forward with individual children.

Support for your teams

Supervision

Individual and group supervision.

Teaching Assistant Network

The TA Network meets termly to share best practice, contribute to TAs’ professional development and provide reflective support to colleagues.

All training and development opportunities

Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Childcare
Crossfields Institute Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Childcare

We are excited to be completing our ground-breaking Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Childcare. We will pilot this project in Dorset ... Read more

Team Teach
Team Teach

Team Teach is a framework, used widely in children and adult settings, for working with behaviours that challenge with a focus on ... Read more

Crossfields Institute Level 2 Certificate in Working with Trauma
Crossfields Institute Level 2 Certificate in Working with Trauma

Do you work with children or young people? Are they not fitting neatly 'into the box'? Would you like to think differently about ... Read more

Nurture Network
Nurture Network

Join our Nurture Network which aims to provide a safe space for school staff who wish to develop and grow their nurturing practices. ... Read more

SENCO and TA Network
SENCO and TA Network

The SENCO and TA Network meets six times per year to share best practice, contribute to professional development and provide ... Read more

Introduction to SEMH
Introduction to SEMH

This training is designed for anyone working with children, young people and/or their parents or carers. It aims to provide an ... Read more

Intro to SEMH (Online)
Intro to SEMH (Online)

The sessions provide the chance to understand and think about social, emotional, and cognitive developmental experiences which may impact on how children and young people manage the many and varied demands of school. Read more

Harmful Sexual Behaviour
Harmful Sexual Behaviour

We understand that working with children and young people who may display sexualised behaviour can feel worrying, stressful and ... Read more

Training in Emotion Coaching
Training in Emotion Coaching

Emotion Coaching is an evidence based approach to help children to understand and manage their emotions. Emotion Coaching enables adults to co-regulate children’s emotions, de-escalate situations where behaviour is challenging and develop children’s ability to self-regulate their own emotions and behaviour. Read more

Advanced Special and Alternative Provision Headship Development Programme
Advanced Special and Alternative Provision Headship Development Programme

The NASS Advanced Special and AP Headship Development programme aims to provide additional professional nourishment and inspiration ... Read more

Reducing Exclusions: Early Intervention
Reducing Exclusions: Early Intervention

We have developed a model to reduce suspensions and risk of permanent exclusion for pupils who may be at risk of permanent exclusion. Read more

School Improvement Partner Training
School Improvement Partner Training

The Mulberry Bush training programme, endorsed with a Crossfields Institute Quality Mark, will provide experienced, effective special and alternative provider (AP) school leaders with the skills and knowledge to become a School Improvement Partner (SIP). Read more

Leadership for an Emotionally Aware Environment 2023/24
Leadership for an Emotionally Aware Environment 2023/24

This training, accredited by APPCIOS, offers a series of online, practice development workshops which are aimed at education or ... Read more

Therapeutic Environments Practitioner Course (TCEPT)
Therapeutic Environments Practitioner Course (TCEPT)

TCEPT is a unique training opportunity for practitioners of all levels in NHS, Criminal Justice Systems, Education & Care sectors. ... Read more

SEMH Peer Review
SEMH Peer Review

The Mulberry Bush SEMH Peer Review is a quality improvement network of schools, for headteachers of SEMH special schools and AP ... Read more

Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work with Children and Young People
Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work with Children and Young People

Event date - 23/02/2024

Used well, groups can be a powerful tool, enabling children to learn to work safely and productively together. This experiential qualification enables practitioners to develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make effective use of a therapeutic group to support change for children and young people effectively. Read more

Attachment Aware Schools – Research Conference 2024
Attachment Aware Schools – Research Conference 2024

Event date - 20/06/2024

A research conference for education professionals passionate about evidence that supports nurture, attachment and trauma informed practice. Read more

The Living Learning Experience (LLE)
The Living Learning Experience (LLE)

Event date - 10/09/2024

Three day intensive, experiential, learning opportunity. During this residential experience participants explore working closely with ... Read more

Award-Winning Foundation Degree (FdA) in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People
Award-Winning Foundation Degree (FdA) in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People

Event date - 07/01/2025

An award-winning Level 3 course, with an option to continue to a Level 5 Foundation Degree, run by The Mulberry Bush and validated by the University of the West of England. The course develops the capacity of students to support the emotional growth of children through meaningful relationships. Read more

Our organisation

Our school

The heart of the charity’s practice expertise is The Mulberry Bush School in Standlake, Oxfordshire.

Outreach

Training, consultation and support to schools, care services and organisations working with challenging or vulnerable children, their families and communities.

Our research

The Mulberry Bush is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care.

MB3

MB3 (The Mulberry Bush Third Space) is the National Centre for Reflective Practice.