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  • Research

The Mulberry Bush School is committed to research in therapeutic residential and foster care. Through research and its application, The Mulberry Bush School aims to develop and shape a research culture to influence practice within The Mulberry Bush Organisation and other schools, agencies and providers of care to vulnerable, traumatised children and their families.

Caryn OnionsThe Research and Development Department is headed by Dr Caryn Onions. Caryn has worked as a child psychotherapist at The Mulberry Bush School since 2004. Before that she worked in the NHS in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services and OXPIP (the Oxford Parent Infant Project).  Caryn originally trained as a social worker and has experience in adult mental health and child and family teams. Caryn has a Doctorate in Clinical Practice from the University of Exeter. Her research focused on the school’s work with parents and carers. Caryn is interested in linking research and practice and in therapeutic residential and foster care.

 

Discover more about our Current Research and Completed Research project papers.

 

 

 

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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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Christmas Card Gallery

This year the children at The Mulberry Bush School have each created their own Christmas card so that they could print them and take them home with them. There’s some fantastic creativity here!

2017 OFSTED ‘OUTSTANDING’ REPORT

We are pleased to announce that following our inspection in October 2017 Ofsted inspectors found us to be “Outstanding” in the overall experiences and progress of children and young people.   The Mulberry Bush School was judged as outstanding because: The quality of individualised care and support provided is excellent and has a substantial impact on more »

The Mulberry Bush in Children and Young People Now Supplement

Recent articles about The Mulberry Bush were published in the latest Children and Young People Now Children In Care supplement. You can read it here.