Working with all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma
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 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.
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
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
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
This training, accredited by APPCIOS, offers a series of online, practice development workshops which are aimed at education or ... Read more
TCEPT is a unique training opportunity for practitioners of all levels in NHS, Criminal Justice Systems, Education & Care sectors. ... Read more
The Mulberry Bush SEMH Peer Review is a quality improvement network of schools, for headteachers of SEMH special schools and AP ... Read more
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 is a framework, used widely in children and adult settings, for working with behaviours that challenge with a focus on ... Read more
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
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
The SENCO and TA Network meets six times per year to share best practice, contribute to professional development and provide ... Read more
This training is designed for anyone working with children, young people and/or their parents or carers. It aims to provide an ... Read more
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
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
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
The heart of the charity’s practice expertise is The Mulberry Bush School in Standlake, Oxfordshire.
Training, consultation and support to schools, care services and organisations working with challenging or vulnerable children, their families and communities.
The Mulberry Bush is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care.
MB3 (The Mulberry Bush Third Space) is the National Centre for Reflective Practice.