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Completed Research

Here you will find The Mulberry Bush Research and Development Department’s completed research papers, with key findings and executive summaries where applicable. Full reports are available from Caryn Onions.

 


‘This shared parenting we do is difficult to get your head around’: Experiences of parents and carers during their child’s first year at a residential therapeutic special school: a qualitative study

Caryn Onions
June 2017

Key findings

Publication: Retaining foster carers during challenging times: the benefits of embedding reflective practice into the foster care role.
Caryn Onions (2018)
Adoption and Fostering (42)3, 249-265
Link to abstract and paper


‘Keeping the children close’:
Towards an understanding of therapeutic provision at The Mulberry Bush School

Heather Price, Jane Herd, David Jones and Alice Sampson
April 2017

UEL executive summary
Key Findings

Publication: Between love and behaviour management: the psychodynamic reflective milieu at The Mulberry Bush School

Heather Price, David Jones, Jane Herd, & Alice Sampson
November 2018

Journal of Social Work Practice (32)4, 391-407
Link to abstract and paper


Child outcomes at the Mulberry Bush School:
a quantitative study

Leslie Gutman and John Vorhaus
July 2016

IOE executive summary
Key findings

Publication: A longitudinal study of children’s outcomes in a residential special school

Leslie Morrison Gutman, John Vorhaus, Ray Burrows & Caryn Onions

Journal of Social Work Practice (32)4 409-421
Link to abstract and paper


MBS Success Project:
Sharing understanding of children’s communication for emotionally successful schooling

Ray Burrows, Catherine Mattachine-Lee, Colin Lutman and Dave Roberts
May 2011

Key findings


Stakeholder perspectives about the Mulberry Bush School

Louise Harris, Moli Paul and Jane Barlow
April 2006

Publication: Harris, L., Barlow, J., & Moli, P. (2008). Specialist residential education for children with severe emotional and behavioural difficulties: Pupil, parent and staff perspectives.
Emotional and Behavioural Difficulties, 13(1), 31-47.

 

 

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