Learning to live, living to learn
For referrals email Angus Burnett or call 01865 300202

Welcome to The Mulberry Bush Organisation

The Mulberry Bush is a not-for-profit charity consisting of The Mulberry Bush
School, a non-maintained residential special school with a three-year programme
which runs for 38-weeks a year, working with vulnerable and severely traumatised
primary aged children and their families from across England and Wales, MBOX
Teaching School our outreach and training department and The International Centre
for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care.



Christmas Challenge

The BigGive Christmas Challenge 2016 in partnership with The Childhood Trust



Please contact Angus if you need to discuss or arrange a referral for our 38-weeks a year, three year programme.


01865 300202
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Transforming Troubled Lives Together


Providing hope and positive outcomes for troubled children who are looking for a way to learn and live again.

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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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Behaviour Support for Schools and Professionals MBOX (Mulberry Bush OXfordshire) helping those who help others. National Specialist Outreach for Social Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties (SEMHD).

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Transforming Troubled Lives Together – The International Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care. Promoting Therapeutic Child Care, Social Pedagogy and Trauma Informed Practice.

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Latest News

Our New Building Project Starts

At the end of November 2016, work commences on our new building project, starting with the demolition of the cottages next to the Mulberry Bush School, making way for our new Children’s Home and volunteer accommodation. John Diamond, CEO of The Mulberry Bush Organisation, looks back and describes the cottages and their importance to their various residents more »

The International Centre Now Has Over 200 Members!

In 2013, in recognition of  a lack of national institutional support for the children’s social care sector, John Diamond and a group of academics created The National Centre for Therapeutic Residential and Foster Care, a free alliance of like-minded organisations who were keen to share best practice, training and research for those working with traumatised more »

The 15th Mulberry Bush Women of the Year Lunch 20th September 2016

In the beautiful September sunshine nearly 200 women met on the lawn of Somerville College, Oxford to raise funds for the Mulberry Bush and to celebrate the contribution to society of many women. After delicious drinks they filed into the beautiful dining hall where they ate delicious guinea fowl and were hugely entertained by our more »