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
Publication: Retaining foster carers during challenging times: the benefits of embedding reflective practice into the foster care role.
Onions, C. (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
Child outcomes at the Mulberry Bush School:
a quantitative study
Leslie Gutman and John Vorhaus
MBS Success Project:
Sharing understanding of children’s communication for emotionally successful schooling
Ray Burrows, Catherine Mattachine-Lee, Colin Lutman and Dave Roberts
Stakeholder perspectives about the Mulberry Bush School
Louise Harris, Moli Paul and Jane Barlow
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.