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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


‘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


Child outcomes at the Mulberry Bush School:
a quantitative study

Leslie Gutman and John Vorhaus
July 2016

IOE executive summary
Key findings


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

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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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

Therapeutic Group Work Qualification Approved by Ofqual

We are pleased to announce that our Therapeutic Group Work course entitled ‘Crossfields Institute Level 3 Certificate in Therapeutic Group Work with Children and Young People‘ has been approved and is Ofqual-regulated and awarded by Crossfields Institute. The listing on the Ofqual website can be seen here.    

Buy the book: 70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new book: 70 Years of The Mulberry Bush School Edited by John Diamond, with contributions from staff and colleagues, the book tells the story of the school, its formation in 1948 and creation of the therapeutic child care model that is still used today, 70 years more »

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!