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  • Research

The Mulberry Bush School is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care. Through research and its application, The Mulberry Bush School aims to develop and shape a research culture to influence practice within The Mulberry Bush Organisation and other schools, agencies and providers of care to vulnerable, traumatised children and their families.

Caryn OnionsThe Research and Development Department is headed by Dr Caryn Onions. Caryn has worked as a child psychotherapist at The Mulberry Bush School since 2004. Before that she worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and OXPIP (the Oxford Parent Infant Project).  Caryn originally trained as a social worker and has experience in adult mental health and child and family teams. Caryn has a Doctorate in Clinical Practice from the University of Exeter. Her research focused on the school’s work with parents and carers. Caryn is interested in linking research and practice and in therapeutic residential and foster care.

 

Discover more about our Current Research and Completed Research project papers.

 

 



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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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Latest News

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!

Foundation Degree Now Open for 2018 Applications

Our Award Winning Foundation Degree in Therapeutic Work with Children and Young People is now open for applicants to start in September 2018. This successful two-year level 5 qualification uses work-based learning to support practitioners to develop their therapeutic understanding and practice.

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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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