Working with all those made vulnerable by childhood trauma

Outreach

Head of Outreach

Dr Dave Roberts

Here at Mulberry Bush Outreach we provide training, consultation and support to schools, care services and organisations working with challenging or 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

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.

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 workshop 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

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

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

An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Trauma
An Introduction to the Neuroscience of Trauma

Have you ever wondered why some children appear to react to the smallest of triggers? This training is designed for anyone who works with children and young people to provide an introduction on how trauma in early childhood can affect the development of their growing brains. Read more

Making Sense of Behaviour
Making Sense of Behaviour

This training is designed for anyone working with children, young people and/or their parents or carers. The training aims to provide an understanding of what a child or young person’s behaviour may be communicating and ways to reduce this anxiety, prevent and de-escalate behaviours which challenge us. Read more

Attachment Informed Practice Training
Attachment Informed Practice Training

This training is designed for anyone working with children, young people and/or their parents or carers. The training aims to provide an understanding of attachment, how this impacts on a child or young person’s behaviour and how to support children and their individual needs. Read more

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

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

Reflective Supervision Training
Reflective Supervision Training

The Mulberry Bush’s Reflective Supervision training is designed to support staff with developing their knowledge and skills relating to being a supervisor. 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

Reflect, Experience and Act (REA’s)
Reflect, Experience and Act (REA’s)

These are bespoke 2 day experiential training for those working within a reflective and therapeutic environment. Read more

Leadership for an Emotionally Aware Environment 2022
Leadership for an Emotionally Aware Environment 2022

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

Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Childcare
Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Childcare

We are excited to be starting our ground-breaking Level 4 Certificate in Therapeutic Childcare in June. We will pilot this project in ... 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

Level 2 Certificate in Working with Trauma
Level 2 Certificate in Working with Trauma

This qualification is designed for those working across the childcare sector to help them work effectively and empathetically with ... Read more

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

Event date - 13/09/2022

The LLE is a two day intensive, experiential, residential experience. During this experience participants explore working closely with ... Read more

Training in Emotion Coaching
Training in Emotion Coaching

Event date - 04/10/2022

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

Nurture Network
Nurture Network

Event date - 04/11/2022

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

Trauma Informed Practice: Assessing for recovery
Trauma Informed Practice: Assessing for recovery

Event date - 21/11/2022

A conference presented by the International Centre for Therapeutic Care (ICTC) and the Institute from Recovery of Childhood Trauma ... 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.