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Aggressive Behaviour Conference

John Diamond, CEO of The Mulberry Bush Organisation and Stephanie Davies of MBOX Teaching School will be at the ‘Responding Therapeutically and Effectively to Aggressive Behaviour in Care Settings‘ conference at Carlow College on Monday 6th March. There has been considerable research and discussion recently on the significant number of social carers and foster carers who more »

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‘Developing Research’ Seminar

At the second of our seminars on ‘Developing Research for the Children’s Residential Sector‘ a full house heard Yvon Guest and Dez Holmes from Research in Practice and John Diamond and Caryn Onions from The International Centre for Therapeutic Care discussing the importance of research within the children’s residential sector. The seminar explored how others have more »

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Staff Supervision

Our aim is for reflective supervision to be a key part of the children’s sector by 2025 for all staff. MBOX Teaching School is now offering staff supervision which helps to: reduce staff stress reduce staff absence increase retention develop clarity of roles and tasks across organisations make better use of time increase our understanding more »

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Following our inspection in November 2016 we are delighted to announce that the Ofsted inspectors found us to be “Outstanding” again We were praised for the quality of practice that we offer the children and their families. Ofsted named numerous examples of ‘exemplary’ practice they had seen, both when children were doing well but also more »

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High Sheriff of Oxfordshire Visits The Mulberry Bush

The High Sheriff of Oxfordshire, Sarah Taylor, visited the us today. She has been a supporter of the Mulberry Bush for several years and even held a fund-raising lunch at her beautiful home for us a few years ago. Although she has known about the Mulberry Bush for some time, she had not visited before. more »

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Sparkling Dinner at Claridges

We will forever be grateful to the amazing Rahul Moodgal and his wonderful committee of Dominic Freemantle, Lucy Elwes, Andy Simpkin and Will Smith who held a beautiful dinner at Claridges in London, to raise funds for our 52-week house and new gap students’ accommodation. 180 of their friends enjoyed ice cold champagne while chatting more »

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The Big Give Christmas Challenge

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU! Our Christmas Challenge “Play Time for All” to raise funds for play equipment in the gardens of the existing four houses as well as the new 52-week house was amazingly successful. We are so very grateful to our major donors The Childhood Trust, The Swire Foundation, The more »

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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, to make way for our new 52-week house and accommodation for our gap-year students who come to us via Latitude to learn our methods and to help us to teach and more »

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The International Centre Now Has Over 250 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 »

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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 »

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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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